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Latitude: 53.1056 / 53°6'20"N
Longitude: -2.0207 / 2°1'14"W
OS Eastings: 398709
OS Northings: 356492
OS Grid: SJ987564
Mapcode National: GBR 24P.CX0
Mapcode Global: WHBCH.X6XH
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 14 October 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268666
English Heritage Legacy ID: 461590
Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13
District: Staffordshire Moorlands
Civil Parish: Leek
Built-Up Area: Leek
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ9856SE ASHBOURNE ROAD
611-1/7/16 (North side)
Clock tower, built as war memorial. Portland stone, ashlar-
channelled to lower stage. 1924-5, restored 1994. By Percy
Worthington. Door to tower, and inscribed bronze panels in
advanced moulded architraves in each face. Upper stage has
glazed doors with balconettes, and paired round-arched
windows, clock in laurel wreath. Names of WWI battles
inscribed in frieze below pyramidal stone roof.
The tower is raised up steps with flanking wall pierced by
cast-iron or bronze gates, and with cast-iron or bronze lamp
standards on angles. Memorial panels for WWII on flanking
HISTORICAL NOTE: the war memorial was the gift to the town of
Sir Arthur Nicholson (a local silk manufacturer), and his
wife, in memory of their son, Lieutenant Basil Lee Nicholson
and other local men killed in WWI.
Listing NGR: SJ9870956491
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, 19 January 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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