Luton Heritage Forum

War Memorial

Address : George Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0902221313

Site Status : Grade II listed

Conservation Area : This is in the Town Centre conservation area

Statutory List Description : Memorial of Portland Stone erected in 1922 to the design of Sir Reginald Blomfield. Stepped plinth with added cast bronze panels commemorating the dead of the Second World War. The body of the monument is inscribed on four sides with the names of 1286 dead of the First War. Surmounted by cornice and frieze of tryglyphs and metopes with decoration of roundels. Above is a podium decorated with the town's coat of arms and wreaths. On the podium is an 8 feet high bronze statue of 'Peace' sculpted by Sir Hamo Thorneycroft. The statue carries a myrtle branch held aloft in her right hand and an angel holding a wreath in her left hand.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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Wikipedia's Glossary of Architecture - you might find this helpful if you are not familiar with all the architectural terms used to describe this site. There are links to other glossaries on our Links page.

Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to the War Memorial and are all within about 100 metres :

George Street
Luton Town Hall [Grade II listed]
60 George Street [Draft Local List]
62 George Street [Draft Local List]
63 George Street [Grade II listed]
Manchester Street
11 & 13 Manchester Street [Draft Local List]
Wellington Street
8 & 10 Wellington Street - 8-10 Wellington Street [Draft Local List]
25 Wellington Street [Draft Local List]

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