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Reference WMO121919


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cenotaph
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Slightly tapering Obelisk, of Portland Stone, 21.3 metres high, standing on a stepped cruciform plinth. Stands in a garden with bowed ends. On top of the monument is a Cenotaph. Lower down is the figure of sorrowing Victory, with arms raised, holding a laurel wreath in each hand. At her feet, on each side, are figures of the dead 'pleading for acceptance of their sacrifice'. There are flagpoles either side of the monument. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, with sculptural work by Henry Alfred Pegram. It was unveiled 13th June 1926 by Earl Jellicoe of Scapa. Following re-furbishment in 2013 it was re-dedicated 13th June 2014.
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On the Obelisk: Be ever mindful of the Men of Preston who fell in the Great Wars 1914-1918 1939-1945. On the circular surrounding wall: Be ever proud of the People of Preston who have given their lives in conflicts since 1945.


Grade II (England)


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