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Comrie Road, War Memorial with Boundary Walls, Railings and Gate

A Category B Listed Building in Crieff, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3748 / 56°22'29"N

Longitude: -3.8441 / 3°50'38"W

OS Eastings: 286203

OS Northings: 721807

OS Grid: NN862218

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.26CQ

Mapcode Global: WH4N2.X1M9

Entry Name: Comrie Road, War Memorial with Boundary Walls, Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 20 February 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395872

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48453

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Peter MacGregor Chalmers, architect; Peter Crerar, Crieff, builder; 1921. 3-stage cross finialled, octagonal WWI war memorial with WWII inscription. Cullaloe stone. 24'6" high.

MEMORIAL: battered octagonal base, each face with cast bronze plate containing names of fallen, surmounted by relief carved band with inscription "IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS 1914-18 1939-45" (See Notes). Stepped 2nd stage reducing to slender octagonal shaft (again battered) banded with regimental emblems, symbols of the Colonies and Nursing Services giving way to heavily carved capital bearing Scottish Arms, St Andrews Cross, Arms of Perth County and Burgh of Crieff, alternating with Scottish thistles. Whole surmounted by cross.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low, flat-coped squared rubble boundary walls with inset ironwork railings and gate.

Statement of Interest

Erected on a site chosen by the architect and unveiled by Major General Bannatine Allason on 20 November, 1921, the memorial commemorates the sacrifice of 168 men and 2 women (members of the Army Nursing Service). The inscription has been altered to include WWII.

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