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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461590

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

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

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Listing Text


611-1/7/16 (North side)
War Memorial


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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