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Ancaster Square, War Memorial to South

A Category C Listed Building in Callander, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2436 / 56°14'37"N

Longitude: -4.2148 / 4°12'53"W

OS Eastings: 262844

OS Northings: 707885

OS Grid: NN628078

Mapcode National: GBR 11.BM2B

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.7B6D

Entry Name: Ancaster Square, War Memorial to South

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398350

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50362

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Erected c. 1920 and of good local historic interest being dedicated to the men of Callander lost in the 1st Word War, subsequently altered to incorporate those who died in the 2nd World War. The memorial is set in a prominent position to the fore of the S side of Ancaster Square.

A rubble circular base partly filled with soil (to enable being planted up) upon which sits a rubble cube base with a brass plaque to each face. 3 of the plaques are inscribed with the names of the town's dead, the 4th depicts a figure wearing Highland dress carrying a fiery cross. Sitting upon this base is an ashlar column with a Celtic capital crowned by an erect shield-bearing lion facing NE towards the former parish church (now the Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre, see separate listing). A later bronze ring with Celtic decoration is to be found near the base of the column commemorating those who died in the 2nd World War.

Statement of Interest

The square has been remodelled in the late 20th century with the memorial being partly enclosed by low walling to all sides. Around this has been placed bench seating, giving the memorial good visual presence and serving as a focal point to S side of the square. It is of interest to note that the fiery cross is a symbol used to represent the town of Callander.

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