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War Memorial Near Junction with Silk Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Atherton, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.4977 / 53°29'51"N

Longitude: -2.5163 / 2°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 365848

OS Northings: 400238

OS Grid: SD658002

Mapcode National: GBR BWWZ.1W

Mapcode Global: WH986.BB0X

Entry Name: War Memorial Near Junction with Silk Street

Listing Date: 18 October 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213550

Location: Wigan, WN7

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Leigh East

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Leigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE, 2/64

CHURCH STREET (south side),
War Memorial near junction with Silk Street


War Memorial. 1922. By J C Prestwich. Ashlar Portland limestone. Cenotaph set on
stepped stylobate in centre of memorial garden. Classical style. Plinth with
re-entrant corners; bronze plaques on two sides are set in architraves under wreaths
and are flanked by engaged columns with fluted shafts and palm-leaf capitals;
dentilled cornice above friezes inscribed 'OUR GLORIOUS DEAD'. On the top is a
stylised coffin bearing crosses and wreath. Sides have sculptured swords set
between bronze pikes and frieze is inscribed with dates of both World Wars.

Listing NGR: SD6584800238

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, 27 January 2017.

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

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