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WAR MEMORIAL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: WAR MEMORIAL

List entry Number: 1114644

Location

WAR MEMORIAL, GEORGE STREET

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

County:

District: Luton

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Mar-1982

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 35859

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

GEORGE STREET 1. (west end)

5123 War Memorial

TL 0921 2/46 II

2. Memorial of Portland Stone erected in 1922 to the design of Sir Reginald Blomfield. Stepped plinth with added cast bronze panels commemorating the dead of the Second World War. The body of the monument is inscribed on four sides with the names of 1286 dead of the First War. Surmounted by cornice and frieze of tryglyphs and metopes with decoration of roundels. Above is a podium decorated with the town's coat of arms and wreaths. On the podium is an 8 feet high bronze statue of 'Peace' sculpted by Sir Hamo Thorneycroft. The statue carries a myrtle branch held aloft in her right hand and an angel holding a wreath in her left hand.

Listing NGR: TL0902221314

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, 16 January 2017.

Selected Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 16 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/196272
War Memorials Register, accessed 16 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/7563

National Grid Reference: TL 09022 21314

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