WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1389314
Date first listed:
02-Aug-2001
Statutory Address:
WAR MEMORIAL, MELBOURN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
WAR MEMORIAL, MELBOURN STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Royston
National Grid Reference:
TL 35789 40709

Details

ROYSTON

729/0/10003 MELBOURN STREET 02-AUG-01 War Memorial

GV II



War memorial, 1920, by P.Morley Horder, stonework by W.Whitehead of Royston, bronze figures by W.B.Fagan R.B.S. and Mr.Clemons (Clemens) of Clapton. Knapped flint, hand made red brick, Portland stone. Symmetrical, with central pedimented aedicule and memorial tablets in stone flanked by curved brick and flint retaining wall with deep stone parapet. Return walls in brick and flint each have apsidal niche with continuous deep stone plinth, and terminate in paired brick piers with stone copings. Stone paved forecourt with central stone step from pavement, contained by low brick parapet wall with stone coping. Pedimented aedicule surmounted by stone cross. Carved stone panel depicting former soldiery including bowman from Agincourt, an Elizabethan soldier, a Cromwellian ironside, a soldier from the Napoleonic wars, and Thomas Cartwright, scholar, of Royston. Set forward, bronze figure of World War I soldier and bronze Royston crow. Garlanded cartouche to the pediment with Hertfordshire hart. Entablature dated 1914 -1918; flanking panels and base inscribed with names of the fallen. Panel to front commemorating the fallen, 1939-45.





Listing NGR: TL3578940709

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, 12 January 2017.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
487956
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 12 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/122382
War Memorials Register, accessed 12 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/62

Legal

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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