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Boer War Memorial, Darwen

Description: Boer War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184675

OS Grid Reference: SD6923122126
OS Grid Coordinates: 369231, 422126
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6947, -2.4674

Location: Bolton Road, Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen BB3 1PL

Locality: Darwen
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Country: England
Postcode: BB3 1PL

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Listing Text


4/4 Boer War Memorial

Memorial to South African War 1899-19O2. Ashlar with bronze plaque
and sculpture. Elongated pedestal with moulded plinth, rounded corners,
tapered moulding at the top, upon which stands a roaring lion with one paw
resting on a ball. Lettering on plaque states that memorial was erected
by the Mayor "in remembrance of all the Darwen men who fell", listing
14 names, with the appendix "Theirs not to reason why
Theirs but to do and die";
and "in commemoration of the services voluntarily rendered by the
following towns men", listing 50 names with the appendix "Honour the
Brave". Memorial is enclosed by curved and ramped iron railings between
4 carved stone piers in a low curved wall.

Listing NGR: SD6923122126

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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