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Stewart Avenue, War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Bo'Ness, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0151 / 56°0'54"N

Longitude: -3.6107 / 3°36'38"W

OS Eastings: 299680

OS Northings: 681409

OS Grid: NS996814

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.T4SB

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.H2TL

Entry Name: Stewart Avenue, War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 March 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397328

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49724

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bo'Ness

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

Galt and Barr, 1924. 2-stage obelisk WWI memorial with WWII memorial plaques. Large polished Portland stone ashlar blocks. Stepped 1st stage plinth with vertical panel to SE incised 'TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 1914 1918' breaking into 2nd stage and surmounted by bronze wreath incorporating Bo'ness coat of arms; NE elevation incised with 'SALONICA / PALESTINE / MESOPOTAMIA / EGYPT / AFRICA' surmounting inserted WWII bronze panel with roll-of-honour; NW elevation with bronze panel bearing roll-of-honour and 'SALUTE THE MEMORY OF THESE THY SONS WHO FOUGHT & LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR', this breaking into 2nd stage and surmounted by bronze wreath incorporating armorial panel below sword/cross; SW elevation worded 'FRANCE / BELGIUM / RUSSIA / ITALY / GALLIPOLI' WWII panel as above. Battered 2nd stage with carved frieze and pyramidal cap.

Statement of Interest

In form, is similar to memorials by Commonwealth War Graves Commission, notably the combination of white stone and bronze.

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