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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in South, Luton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8797 / 51°52'47"N

Longitude: -0.4176 / 0°25'3"W

OS Eastings: 509022

OS Northings: 221314

OS Grid: TL090213

Mapcode National: GBR TSJ.PD

Mapcode Global: VHFRM.Q03T

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 March 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35859

Location: Luton, LU1

County: Luton

Electoral Ward/Division: South

Built-Up Area: Luton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Luton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

GEORGE STREET
1. (west end)

5123 War Memorial

TL 0921 2/46
II

2.
Memorial of Portland Stone erected in 1922 to the design of Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Stepped plinth with added cast bronze panels commemorating the dead of the Second
World War. The body of the monument is inscribed on four sides with the names of 1286
dead of the First War. Surmounted by cornice and frieze of tryglyphs and metopes with
decoration of roundels. Above is a podium decorated with the town's coat of arms and
wreaths. On the podium is an 8 feet high bronze statue of 'Peace' sculpted by
Sir Hamo Thorneycroft. The statue carries a myrtle branch held aloft in her right hand
and an angel holding a wreath in her left hand.


Listing NGR: TL0902221314


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, 16 January 2017.

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

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