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Ettrick Terrace, War Memorial

A Category A Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5476 / 55°32'51"N

Longitude: -2.8429 / 2°50'34"W

OS Eastings: 346917

OS Northings: 628538

OS Grid: NT469285

Mapcode National: GBR 84L9.B4

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.9THG

Entry Name: Ettrick Terrace, War Memorial

Listing Date: 12 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386528

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40581

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Sir Robert Lorimer, 1922; bronze plaque by Thomas J Clapperton. Squared whinstone perimeter walls with ashlar coping and Baroque square balustrading, stepping down to swept wall flanking 8 ashlar steps to 1st level. Squared and snecked ashlar coped and shaped wall at 1st level with semicircular concave indentation to centre with bronze plaques flanking, naming dead of 1914-19 war; bronze plaque to centre, naming dead of 1939-45 war. Further ashlar steps to either side to 2nd level. Cross at 2nd level, to centre with square ashlar base, narrowing to square-plan stage with ashlar carved plaque, in memory of men of Selkirk who died in Great War (1914-19). Further narrower square-plan stage with bronze statue (to N), holding wreath and sword (Victory), in round-arched niche. Octagonal-planned base to octagonal ashlar shaft surmounted by Maltese cross. Formal arrangement to floor of 2nd stage with stone paths and pebble-cobbled areas.

Statement of Interest

The memorial stands on a prominent site on the main road from Edinburgh. The design and the collaboration of architectural and sculptural features make this a particularly fine example.

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