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First and Second World War Memorial Approximately 50 Metres Southwest of Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ossett, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6794 / 53°40'45"N

Longitude: -1.5798 / 1°34'47"W

OS Eastings: 427851

OS Northings: 420410

OS Grid: SE278204

Mapcode National: GBR KTDW.RR

Mapcode Global: WHC9Y.PSX4

Entry Name: First and Second World War Memorial Approximately 50 Metres Southwest of Town Hall

Listing Date: 6 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342521

Location: Wakefield, WF5

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Ossett

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ossett

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ossett and Gawthorpe

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 29/11/2017

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First and Second World War Memorial approximately 50 metres southwest of Town Hall

(Formerly listed as First and Second World War Memorial approximately 25 metres west of Town Hall, KINGSWAY (east end))


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First and Second World War memorial. Circa 1920. Lifesize bronze figure of infantryman with rifle on tapering grey granite pedestal. The pedestal has, in bronze capitals, a legend commemorating the men of Ossett who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. A similar legend at the base commemorates those of Ossett who gave their lives in the World War 1939-1945. In an important town centre site.

The memorial was moved to its current location sometime after 2001.


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, 5 October 2017.

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

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