War Memorial


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Date first listed:
Statutory Address:
War Memorial, George Street


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Statutory Address:
War Memorial, George Street

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

Luton (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 09022 21314


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/03/2019

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GEORGE STREET (west end) War Memorial

II 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 William Hamo Thornycroft. 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.


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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


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

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Date: 01 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00547/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Whitcroft. Source Historic England Archive
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