Luton Heritage Forum

War Memorial

Address : Marsh Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0661523819

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : Site visit needed. The Leagrave War Memorial in Luton is located within its own garden area some 30 metres square with lawns, conifers, shrubs, flower beds and a cruciform gravelled path, in the centre of which is a Portland stone obelisk. It has an ornamental carved shelf just below the top and 5 descending plinths on a stone base. Inscriptions are on the descending plinths while the main plinth lists the 55 men who died from the parish in World War One.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

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 1000 metres :

Black Swan Lane
The Black Swan [Draft Local List]
Compton Avenue
59 & 61 Compton Avenue [Draft Local List]
High Street Leagrave
Church Of St Luke [Grade II listed]
Marsh Road
10 Marsh Road - Pines Hotel [Draft Local List]
Oakley Road
223 Oakley Road [Draft Local List]
Station Road
Leagrave Train station [Draft Local List]
Trinity Road
Holy Trinity Church [Grade II listed]
81 Trinity Road - Original Baptist Chapel [Draft Local List]

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