RADCLIFFE WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1067192
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1992
Statutory Address:
RADCLIFFE WAR MEMORIAL, BLACKBURN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
RADCLIFFE WAR MEMORIAL, BLACKBURN STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Bury (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 78371 07362

Details

The List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 February 2017.

SD 7807; 326-0/7/10003

RADCLIFFE, BLACKBURN STREET, Radcliffe War Memorial II*

War Memorial. 1922, by Sydney March of March Bros., Farnborough, Kent; site designed by A. Baines Barker of London; stonework executed by F.M. & H Nuttall Ltd of Whitefield. Darley Dale sandstone with bronze statuary. Obelisk set on a square raised terrace with surrounding walls and steps. The monument has a square base of 7 steps, a cruciform pedestal, and an obelisk which rises to 35 feet above street level. The 4 main faces of the pedestal have large square bronze panels containing in relief 642 names of the fallen of 1914-1918; the narrow re-entrant sides have matching rectangular panels of names headed 1939-1945. The front of the obelisk has a sword with a laurel wreath round the handle; its base is surrounded by statuary on three sides, and a bronze cartouche at the rear with "TO OUR/ GLORIOUS / DEAD / 1914-1918" in raised lettering, and the Radcliffe coat of arms in the crest. The statues, three large winged female figures modelled in energetically flowing style, are emblematic of Liberty, Victory and Peace: Victory, standing in the centre, holds Liberty by one hand and in the other exultantly holds up the laurel emblem of conquest; Liberty to the left breaks free, raising a flaming torch; and peace to the right reclines on one leg, with roses of remembrance in her lap, listening to the message of a dove perched on her shoulder. The terrace is approached by a flight of 4 broad steps from Blackburn Street, and enclosed by ashlar walls which have tall bronze open-work lamp standards at the corners. To each side is a simple rectangular garden surrounded by a low plinth with square piers at intervals, linked by chains.

Listing NGR: SD7837107362

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 January 2017.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
210777
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/156340
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/2207

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 13 May 2000
Reference: IOE01/01653/02
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