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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 388546
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42098
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry
Traditional County: East Lothian
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.
Original interpretation of standard form of memorial. Aikman Swan was an Edinburgh architect who had trained with Sir Robert Lorimer.
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