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Church Street, War Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0319 / 56°1'54"N

Longitude: -3.3967 / 3°23'48"W

OS Eastings: 313061

OS Northings: 682995

OS Grid: NT130829

Mapcode National: GBR 20.RYPS

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.SNQ6

Entry Name: Church Street, War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 August 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397645

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49941

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Peter Reid, 1923; additional commemorative plaques, post-1945. Granite monolithic war memorial. Elongated, moulded Celtic Cross on splayed foot with carving of wreath to W, set atop tall chamfered and stepped square-plan pedestal with bronze plaques commemorating names of fallen servicemen and women to each face, that to W inscribed "TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY / OF THE MEN / OF INVERKEITHING AND / DISTRICT WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919"; that to E inscribed "TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY / OF THE MEN & WOMEN / OF INVERKEITHING AND / DISTRICT WHO FELL IN / THE WORLD WAR / 1939-1945". Small oval copper discs centred below each bronze panel with moulded image of ship (official symbol of Inverkeithing Burgh). Carved lettering to W of foot of pedestal "THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE".

Statement of Interest

Originally sited on ground to S of Fordell's Lodging (16 Church Street) at NT 13020,82962 but moved to its larger and more prominent position adjacent to N side of St Peter's Parish Church in 1973 (location of former primary school). The memorial was erected with the help of public subscription and was unveiled by the Right Honourable Earl of Elgin and Kincardine in April 1923. Peter Reid LRIBA (1881-1937) was a Kirkcaldy-based architect and had articled to Sir R R Anderson (1899-1904). From 1904 he was assistant to William Williamson of Kirkcaldy.

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