Greenside War Memorial - List Entry

  • Description

    "....The memorial stands at the north-east corner of a small memorial garden between Lead Road and Spen Lane. Approximately 6m tall, the Greenlaw stone memorial takes the form of a Classical obelisk. The slender obelisk, square on plan, is ornamented with a small swag and PRO/ PATRIA carved in low relief to the front face. The obelisk’s foot is decorated with laurels on each side, carved in low relief. The obelisk rises from a tall corniced pedestal, that stands on a three stage base. The commemorated First World War names are listed on the four faces of the pedestal. The top stage of the base is inscribed with the principal dedicatory inscriptions: (north-east face) SEE TO IT THAT THESE SHALL/ NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (north-west face) IN THANKFUL RECOGNITION OF/ THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR SERVICES,/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR. (south-east face) ERECTED/ BY THE INHABITANTS OF/ GREENSIDE (south-west face) FOR RIGHT, FREEDOM/ AND FOR PEACE...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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