Hall Of Memory

Date:
22 Jul 2001
Location:
Hall Of Memory, Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands
Reference:
IOE01/00017/06
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SP 0686 NW BIRMINGHAM BROAD STREET

997/32/10195 Hall of Memory

GV II

First World War memorial. 1923-4, by S.N.Cooke and W.N.Twist, With sculpture by Albert Toft and William Bloye. Portland stone ashlar on granite ashlar plinth. Stone dome roof. Roman Doric style. Octagonal on plan, or square with splayed corners; and porticos on each of the long sides. Broad pilasters at the corners, Doric entablature with deep cornice and attic above, on top of which is a low drum and a shallow stone dome. Pedimented Roman Doric porticos with carved stone relief panels above and splayed corners with four large bronze figures by Albert Toft, depicting the armed services. Including the podium with a wide flight of steps each side and quadrant corners. INTERIOR: Broad pilasters in the corners supporting entablature and octagonal coffered dome with lantern light. Between the pilasters, on the short sides, niches and marble benches; on the long sides there are three carved stone panels by William Bloye, depicting soldiers leaving home, in action and returning home after the War. At the centre of the marble floor a Sienna marble sarcophagus with a bronze casket containing the Roll of Honour. Geometric pattern stained glass windows. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.116.



Listing NGR: SP0640986838

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Dowling_Geoff IOE Records for Dowling, Geoff; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Geoff Dowling. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Dowling, Geoff

Rights Holder: Dowling, Geoff

Keywords

Ashlar, Granite, Stone, 20th Century War Memorial, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument