SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1389731

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1999

Statutory Address: SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL, COLLEGE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL, COLLEGE STREET

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

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SO 85025 54577

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History

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Details

WORCESTER

SO8554NW COLLEGE STREET 620-1/17/188 South African War 19/08/99 Memorial

GV II*

War memorial. Unveiled September 1908 by General Sir Neville Lyttleton, the sculptor being . Robert Colton ARA. Ashlar plinth surmounted by bronze figures. Plinth has 3 steps to base, oblong on plan with chamfered angles inscribed: 'Their bodies are buried in peace;/ but their names liveth for evermore. Ecclus XLIV 14' and with moulded band then central block with inscription: 'IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ WORCESTER-/ SHIRE WHO IN/SOUTH AFRICA/ GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY./ AD1899-1902'; crowning cornice. Surmounted by figure of soldier with rifle, in 'ready' position, with winged figure of Victory behind holding laurel wreath. An exceptionally fine sculpture, which also constitutes a significant streetscape feature, forming part of the setting for Worcester Cathedral (qv).



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, 18 January 2017.



Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 488682

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 18 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/92078
War Memorials Register, accessed 18 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/32254

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