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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396731
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49161
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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'.
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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