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Latitude: 52.638 / 52°38'16"N
Longitude: -1.1026 / 1°6'9"W
OS Eastings: 460823
OS Northings: 304849
OS Grid: SK608048
Mapcode National: GBR FPJ.H7
Mapcode Global: WHFKH.1Y6J
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 3 September 2000
Last Amended: 3 September 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1389412
English Heritage Legacy ID: 488071
Location: Leicester, LE5
County: City of Leicester
Unitary Authority Ward: North Evington
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: North Evington St Stephen
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
718/0/10162 BRIDGE ROAD
03-SEP-00 War Memorial
War memorial. 1920. By George Mawbey. Limestone ashlar with bronze plaque and slate panels. The memorial is in a form of a cenotaph and stands on a stepped plinth. On the front are two slate panels with the names of the 133 Fallen from the Old Boys of Bridge Road School (school itself demolished in 1980's) as the description above details. Over this four brackets reading also as a cross hold an unusual plaque showing in relief 3 nude figures. The iconography of 2 boys, both kneeling, one holding a wreath over the dead body of a young man, refers to the nature of those honoured by the memorial. The memorial was funded by voluntary subscription by former pupils and teachers of the school and the designer was himself a former pupil.
This well-designed memorial with its unusual iconography and subject of those honoured is a particularly eloquent witness to the effect of the 1st World War.
Listing NGR: SK5884804837
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, 14 March 2017.
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