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High Street, Tranent War Memorial and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9446 / 55°56'40"N

Longitude: -2.9535 / 2°57'12"W

OS Eastings: 340542

OS Northings: 672805

OS Grid: NT405728

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.YGDM

Mapcode Global: WH7TV.LVR5

Entry Name: High Street, Tranent War Memorial and Railings

Listing Date: 30 March 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388546

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42098

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tranent

County: East Lothian

Town: Tranent

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

T Aikman Swan, 1923. First World War memorial with Arts and Crafts details. Sandstone ashlar with bull-face rubble at base. Square base inscribed circa 1945 with date 1939-1945 and bearing plaque with roll of honour. Octagonal moulded pedestal inscribed with dedication. Tapering octagonal shaft with moulded base and carved pelican feeding its young adjoined to S side; variety of floral and sylvan carvings in 4 cavetto moulded faces of shaft; thistle wreath at capital; cross finial terminating shaft hung with wreath, and with each header ornately carved.

RAILINGS: simple wrought-iron enclosure.

Statement of Interest

Original interpretation of standard form of memorial. Aikman Swan was an Edinburgh architect who had trained with Sir Robert Lorimer.

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