Manchester Cenotaph

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Reference WMO120532

Address:

St Peter's Square

Manchester

M2 5

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Manchester Cenotaph was designed by Lutyens and erected in 1924. It is constructed of Portland stone and consists of a central Cenotaph with a carving of a soldier laid to rest on top. On the sides of the central column are carved the Arms of Manchester. There are two smaller obelisks to the sides of the central cenotaph. Between these at the rear is a stone sarcophagus. The memorial is on the site of the former St Peters Square and is set within a later formalised memorial garden area. Also on the site are a number of smaller memorials to other conflicts. There is also a cross marking the site of the altar of the former church which is grade II listed this is noted as having group value in the list description through its association with the Cenotaph. The memorial was moved across St Peter's Square in 2014/15
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O Lord God of our/fathers keep this/forever in the/imagination of the/ thoughts of the/heart of thy people MCMXIV To the/ honoured memory/ of those who/ gave their lives/ for their country Their name liveth for evermore

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Grade II* (England)

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