Naval 1914 To 1918 War Memorial

7 Aug 1999
Naval 1914 To 1918 War Memorial, The Promenade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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Naval 1914 To 1918 War Memorial, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SX4753 THE PROMENADE, Hoe 740-1/66/305 Naval 1914-18 War Memorial 01/05/75 (Formerly Listed as: THE HOE, Plymouth Naval 1914-18 War Memorial)


War memorial. 1920-1924. By Sir Robert Lorimer, to commemorate those sailors of Plymouth who died in World War I and later World War II. Large Portland stone ashlar obelisk with bronze panels and sculpture. Square base with corner projections, all with commemorative panels, each corner surmounted by a lion statue, the base stepped in to the obelisk which has wreaths low down to each side and is crowned by a ball finial over 4 heroic figures with shields, each figure above a projecting ship's prow. Associated with the obelisk is a formal arrangement of walls with curved corners. Leading off to the E and W sides are curved flights of steps down to another walled enclosure to the north with further bronze panels. The N entrance has a statue of a mermaid above the left-hand pier and a statue of King Neptune above the other pier. Identical in design to Lorimer's other memorials at Plymouth and Chatham, a very fine and distinguished example. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 665).

Listing NGR: SX4774053937


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0996 IOE Records taken by Derek Hiscock; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Hiscock. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hiscock, Derek

Rights Holder: Hiscock, Derek


Ashlar, Bronze, 20th Century War Memorial, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument