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Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park

A Grade II Listed Building in West Lancashire, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5649 / 53°33'53"N

Longitude: -2.8823 / 2°52'56"W

OS Eastings: 341658

OS Northings: 407951

OS Grid: SD416079

Mapcode National: GBR 8W96.ST

Mapcode Global: WH86H.PNNF

Entry Name: Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park

Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Town: West Lancashire

Locality: Derby

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Listing Date: 1 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386414

Source ID: 1197067

Listing Text


ORMSKIRK

SD40NW ST HELEN'S ROAD
663-1/4/174 (East side)
Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park

II

Boer War memorial. c.1905. Red sandstone with bronze plaques.
Obelisk type. Square base with square corner piers approx. 1
metre high, slightly tapered and the sides carved in narrow
panels with floral patterns in Art Nouveau style. Between the
piers on the east side the base has a bronze panel with raised
lettering: "TO THE MEMORY OF BRAVE / MEN WHO HAVE FOUGHT / FOR
THEIR COUNTRY THIS /COLUMN HAS BEEN ERECTED / BY PUBLIC
SUBSCRIPTION". The square pedestal to the obelisk has a
similar plaque above this, headed with the words: SERGT. MAJOR
NUNNERLY OF THE 17TH LANCERS ONE OF THE SIX HUNDRED. DIED
NOVEMBER 22ND 1905" (commemorating a survivor from the Charge
of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War, who became a
draper in Ormskirk); and the name and details of one Boer War
casualty below this. The west side has a similar plaque with
the details of two other Boer War casualties.


Listing NGR: SD4165807951


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, 2 February 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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