Newcastle First World War Memorial

  • Description

    A detaild description and history of the memorial. "... A dynamic bronze depiction of St. George on a rearing charger killing the Dragon, on a tall white stone pedestal with a simple cornice and stepped base. The sculpture was originally over-painted in black, but is now patinated green. The pedestal carries a relief carving of a lion on the front dado face; on the left face, under PEACE, is a curved bronze relief depicting a mother and child and an angel; on the right face, under JUSTICE, the figure of Justice (holding scales) stands with another female figure, looking down at a semi-nude female figure on her knees. On the rear face of the pedestal is a bronze wreath, 1 metre square. A monument for the centre of Eldon Square was projected at the time that the square was first planned. An engraving of the square published in 1827 shows a standing statue of Lord Eldon wearing official robes. However, a slightly later description of Eldon Square suggests that this was never in fact erected...."
  • Owner

    Public Monuments and Sculpture Assocaition
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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