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Latitude: 55.8767 / 55°52'36"N
Longitude: -3.154 / 3°9'14"W
OS Eastings: 327898
OS Northings: 665443
OS Grid: NT278654
Mapcode National: GBR 60DH.Z6
Mapcode Global: WH6T0.JKB5
Entry Name: Loanhead, Memorial Park Gateway, Gate, Wall and Monument
Listing Date: 22 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395084
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47742
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian West
Traditional County: Midlothian
1922. Commemorative arch, boundary wall, cast-iron railings and gate; separate World War II monument within park, lion statue on top.
N ELEVATION (adjoining The Loan): Memorial World War I modern triumphal archway; red tile roof, raised in centre, inset panel inscribed "IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM LOANHEAD AND DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 THIS PARK AND GATEWAY ARE DEDICATED
- Their name liveth for evermore", curved wing walls to flanks, 2 name panels to each, band course above and squared end piers, stone coping, cast-iron railings; cast-iron gate.
WALL: low stone wall with cast-iron railings matching gate.
MEMORIAL: rusticated stone column, inset panels to all sides, smooth plinth, older lion statue surmounting.
Built in 1922, by an appointed Committee. The land, which suffered from subsidence and was not suitable for building upon, was purchased from Sir George Clerk. It was used to provide the town with a public park, the entrance to which would serve as a War Memorial for the 61 men of Loanhead and the surrounding area who had died during conflict. Within the park now stands a subsequent memorial for the 32 who died in Word War II. The site is pleasantly landscaped and still used as a recreational park.
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