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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 382242
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37223
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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.