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Latitude: 55.8578 / 55°51'28"N
Longitude: -4.0432 / 4°2'35"W
OS Eastings: 272206
OS Northings: 664626
OS Grid: NS722646
Mapcode National: GBR 006P.GZ
Mapcode Global: WH4QH.V1V4
Entry Name: Bank Street, Coatbridge War Memorial
Listing Date: 29 June 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398574
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50509
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Coatbridge West
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Edith Burnet Hughes, 1924. Circular grey granite classical colonnaded open tempieto style war memorial with circular stepped plinth and central copper urn on landscaped corner site with pair of separate side flanking panels. 6 Corinthian columns with squared lotus leaf capitals supporting plain corniced entablature with carved inscription 'Erected to the memory of the men who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918'. Rectangular vertical panels carved with names to base course with metal circle and sword motif to SW side. Later framed side panels to N and E boundaries dedicated to 1939-45 War.
The Coatbridge War Memorial is a good example of an ornate classical war memorial with fine carved granite detailing situated at the edge of the West End Park on a prominent corner location on Bank Street, the main road entering Coatbridge from the W.
Edith Burnett Hughes (1888- 1971) was the niece of the prominent architect Sir John J Burnet who brought her up on the death of her father. She studied at the Sorbonne and was later affiliated with the Glasgow School of Art, being known as one of the Glasgow Girls. She worked in her uncle's office before setting up her own architecture practice specialising in domestic architecture; she is considered to be Britain's first practising female architect.
The War Memorial garden site is enclosed by 20th century metal fencing.
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