Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park, West Lancashire
Description: Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park
Date Listed: 1 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 386414
OS Grid Reference: SD4165807951
OS Grid Coordinates: 341658, 407951
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5649, -2.8823
Location: A570, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QQ
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SD40NW ST HELEN'S ROAD
663-1/4/174 (East side)
Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park
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
Source: English Heritage
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