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Claremont, South African War Memorial

A Category B Listed Building in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1171 / 56°7'1"N

Longitude: -3.7979 / 3°47'52"W

OS Eastings: 288309

OS Northings: 693051

OS Grid: NS883930

Mapcode National: GBR 1J.LQR3

Mapcode Global: WH5QD.MHPX

Entry Name: Claremont, South African War Memorial

Listing Date: 23 June 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393504

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46269

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alloa

County: Clackmannanshire

Town: Alloa

Electoral Ward: Clackmannanshire South

Traditional County: Clackmannanshire

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Description

Designed by Robert Lorimer, sculpted by W.B. Birnie Rhind, 1904. Memorial to the Boer War. Coursed polished stone. Stepped 2-stage plinth with tooled panel reading "IN MEMORIAM " surmounted by cartouche to lower stage and the Alloa heraldic shield with tooled motto reading "IN THE FOREFRONT" to upper stage; corniced coping; surmounted by sculpture of a kilted soldier, with his hand on his revolver, standing over a wounded colleague.

Statement of Interest

This memorial is to the soldiers of Clackmannan who fell in the Boer War in South Africa. It was originally in a memorial garden. Among the many memorials which Lorimer designed is also the War Memorial with a bronze of Britannia (1923-24) in Bank Street, Alloa.

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