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War Memorial, Victoria Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Soho and Victoria, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4905 / 52°29'25"N

Longitude: -1.9672 / 1°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 402321

OS Northings: 288070

OS Grid: SP023880

Mapcode National: GBR 5J5.H2

Mapcode Global: VH9YV.VNCM

Entry Name: War Memorial, Victoria Park

Listing Date: 29 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219307

Location: Sandwell, B66

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Soho and Victoria

Built-Up Area: Smethwick

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB HIGH STREET
SP 0288 SW
Smethwick
20/96 War Memorial, Victoria Park

GV II

First World War Memorial. Circa 1920. Granite and bronze. A tapering
column of square plan with re-entrant corners, raised on steps and splayed
outwards at bottom where rests on base. Above a moulded cornice is a cap
with flaming urn. Facing the road there is a carved wreath. Attached to
the front, on a base with curved front, is a bronze statue of a woman hold-
ing an olive branch. Attached to the base is a plaque inscribed: "Wait
but for the yield of all our toil and God shall not forget". Attached to
the left and right hand return sides of the base are bronze relief panels.
The left hand one shows an infantry scene. The right hand one shows ships
with biplanes flying overhead.


Listing NGR: SP0232188070


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, 18 January 2017.

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

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