WAR MEMORIAL SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS WITH ENCIRCLING RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1384562

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1951

Statutory Address: WAR MEMORIAL SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS WITH ENCIRCLING RAILINGS, WALLGATE

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Location

Statutory Address: WAR MEMORIAL SOUTH OF CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS WITH ENCIRCLING RAILINGS, WALLGATE

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

District: Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 58185 05640

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History

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Details

WIGAN

SD5805NW WALLGATE 24-1/7/112 (West side (off)) 24/10/51 War Memorial south of Church of All Saints, with encircling railings

GV II*

War memorial. 1925, by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Portland stone with bronze plaques. Eleanor Cross type. Octagonal 3-stage plinth, the centre and upper stages surrounded by rectangular bronze plaques with names of the fallen in raised lettering, and the upper stage with re-entrants on the south and north sides, the south lettered: "REMEMBER THE MEN OF WIGAN WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES TO THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945", and the north: "A GOOD LIFE HATH BUT A FEW DAYS / BUT A GOOD NAME LIVETH FOR EVER". High octagonal pillar with panelled sides, triangular shafts to the corners carried up to wreath-bearing figures between the windows of an elaborately and delicately traceried lantern with a corona and apex cross. Curved triangular memorial garden surrounded by dwarf walls with chamfered coping and dwarf quatrefoiled iron railings; entrances at corners flanked by lamp standards on octagonal plinths. Forms group with Church of All Saints (qv).





Listing NGR: SD5818505640

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

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Legacy System number: 484997

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 30 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/119390
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/3236

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