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War Memorial, Edinburgh Road, Lauder

A Category B Listed Building in Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7215 / 55°43'17"N

Longitude: -2.7539 / 2°45'14"W

OS Eastings: 352740

OS Northings: 647821

OS Grid: NT527478

Mapcode National: GBR 9268.LV

Mapcode Global: WH7W3.NGT5

Plus Code: 9C7VP6CW+HC

Entry Name: War Memorial, Edinburgh Road, Lauder

Listing Name: Edinburgh Road, War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382242

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37223

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lauder

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Lauder

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

1923. Memorial to First World War in form similar to that of market cross. Octagonal granite shaft set on stepped base of square plan with chamfered sides. Base inscribed 'ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THE PARISH AND BURGH OF LAUDER WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918'; names are given on sides. Shaft surmounted by sandstone carving of lion rampant holding shield inscribed with cross and dates 1914 - 1918. Plaque commemorating those who died in Second World War added at base on E side.

Statement of Interest

In design it is similar to a mercat cross. Lauder's former mercat cross (of which nothing survives) was situated in front of the town hall and it is possible that it was based on this.

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