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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068457
English Heritage Legacy ID: 213550
Location: Wigan, WN7
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
The following building shall be added:
LEIGH CHURCH STREET
SD 60 SE
2/64 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 2 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
styalised 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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