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War Memorial, the Square, Tarland

A Category B Listed Building in Tarland, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1275 / 57°7'39"N

Longitude: -2.8594 / 2°51'33"W

OS Eastings: 348067

OS Northings: 804395

OS Grid: NJ480043

Mapcode National: GBR WN.4W2G

Mapcode Global: WH7N9.13MS

Entry Name: War Memorial, the Square, Tarland

Listing Date: 25 March 2003

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396731

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49161

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarland

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Robert Warwick Morrison, sculptor (working for Stewart and Co.), 1920. Tapered, square-plan column on double plinth supporting a full-sized statue of a Gordon Highlander resting on his rifle. Rusticated granite with polished granite name plaques bearing parish roll of honour. Column inscribed at top, 'WE GRATEFULLY REMEMBER ALL THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR'.

Statement of Interest

A good example of a figurative war memorial to the First World War.

Robert Morrison (1890-1945) was a gifted carver who was known for his attention to detail. He was a fast worker, being able to carve the figure of a soldier in six weeks as opposed to the usual six or nine months. He produced a number of memorials in northeast Scotland including that at Rhynie (see separate listing).

Listed building record updated in 2014.

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