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Pierowall, War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.3231 / 59°19'22"N

Longitude: -2.9866 / 2°59'11"W

OS Eastings: 343946

OS Northings: 1048933

OS Grid: HY439489

Mapcode National: GBR L4Z2.Y9Y

Mapcode Global: XH8K8.DXQN

Entry Name: Pierowall, War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395427

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48003

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Westray

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

Earlier 20th century. Obelisk war memorial. Grey granite with pink granite details. Square-plan plinth; tiered base with rectangular plaque dedicated to the men who died during the Second World War. Square-plan central shaft; faces inscribed with the names of those who died during the First World War. Pink granite columns at angles and pink granite base and cornice. Pedimented section to inscribed shaft; dated 1914, 1919. Fleur-de-lys carved detail above; inscribed on one face. Shaft rises to a point; surmounted by carved fleur-de-lys. 3-sided flagstone wall surrounds memorial.

Statement of Interest

A fine memorial commemorating the large number of men who died during the World Wars. The coloured granite is used to decorative effect.

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