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Durie Street and Victoria Road, War Memorial and Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Leven, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1976 / 56°11'51"N

Longitude: -2.9953 / 2°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 338339

OS Northings: 700997

OS Grid: NO383009

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.FK0Q

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.YHT6

Entry Name: Durie Street and Victoria Road, War Memorial and Garden

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393822

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46496

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Leven

County: Fife

Town: Leven

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Circa 1920, further inscribed with boundary wall memorial 1950. Obelisk War Memorial. Granite on ashlar base.

WORLD WAR I MONUMENT: large raised ashlar plinth with outer angle steps giving way to stepped polygonal base and pedestal with Roll of Honour, cornice and tablet inscribed:

'IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM

THE PARISH OF SCOONIE WHO FELL

IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-18'

at base of obelisk.

BOUNDARY WALL AND WORLD WAR II MONUMENT: stepped, coped ashlar wall dated '1939' to left and '1945' to right, moulded panel to centre with 4 bronze plaques bearing Roll of Honour, flanking similar plaque worded:

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL

MEMORY OF THOSE OF THE PARISH OF

SCOONIE WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR

1939-1945'

Statement of Interest

The above publication gives a detailed order of service for the unveiling and dedication of the monument and gardens on the corner of Scoonie and Commercial Roads (address seems to be inaccurate) on Sunday 17th September, 1950 at 3pm. The officiating ministers were Rev G J Edwards, Rev D Doig and Rev J Martin, with the unveiling and address given by Brigadier J Ogilvy Shepherd.

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