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Balbirnie Street, War Memorial with Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2034 / 56°12'12"N

Longitude: -3.1343 / 3°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 329726

OS Northings: 701784

OS Grid: NO297017

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.F3SY

Mapcode Global: WH6RG.TBNQ

Entry Name: Balbirnie Street, War Memorial with Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 1 March 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389238

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42933

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Town: Markinch

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Sir Robert Lorimer, executed by William Davidson, 1920. 2-stage square columnar War Memorial with crenellated later? enclosure. Ashlar sandstone.

1st stage on plain plinth, N face with St. George and the dragon above inscription tablet worded:

"To the Glory of God and in memory of the men from Markinch and District who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1918".

S face with St. Drostan above inscription tablet worded:

"Remember also those who laid down their lives in the Second World War 1939-1945".

surmounting bronze name plaque.

2nd stage, raked base, plain shaft with chamfered edges and carved shield to each face at apex; S depicting old parish church, W with knight on horseback, E with Saltire and N with thistle and crown. Surmounted by cross finial on squat square shaft.

ENCLOSURE: lectern-coped, crenellated, polygonal ashlar enclosure, base course, 4 openings.

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