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Latitude: 53.5649 / 53°33'53"N
Longitude: -2.8823 / 2°52'56"W
OS Eastings: 341658
OS Northings: 407951
OS Grid: SD416079
Mapcode National: GBR 8W96.ST
Mapcode Global: WH86H.PNNF
Entry Name: Boer War Memorial in Victoria Park
Listing Date: 1 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197067
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386414
Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39
District: West Lancashire
Town: West Lancashire
Electoral Ward/Division: Derby
Built-Up Area: Ormskirk
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
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
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, 2 February 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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