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War Memorial at Junction with the Causeway, Birkenhead

Description: War Memorial at Junction with the Causeway

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 215406

OS Grid Reference: SJ3367484480
OS Grid Coordinates: 333674, 384480
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3530, -2.9979

Location: The Causeway, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 5DZ

Locality: Birkenhead
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH62 5DZ

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Listing Text

SJ 3384 SE
Port Sunlight
14/85 War Memorial at
junction with
20.12.65 The Causeway


War memorial. 1919-21. By Sir W. Goscombe John. Granite
with bronze sculpture. Steps to north, south, east and
west, up to circular walling. Octagonal base with tall
cross. Walls have terminals flanking steps with reliefs of
children. 4 round-headed panels have sculptures of armed
forces; ambulance men with wounded soldiers, gunners,
sailers on deck, and anti-aircraft gunners. Coping with
inscription. Inner benches. Base has inscriptions of
names. Figures encircle base of cross; Woman with children
and baggage, 2 soldiers, wounded soldier with reaching
woman. Celtic cross with chamfered shaft; central octagon
surrounded by rays. The theme, the defence of the home, is
rare in war memorials.

Listing NGR: SJ3367484480

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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