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War Memorial Obelisk, Brandon Village (Brandon)

Oblique view of front and left faces of Brandon War Memorial May 2016
Oblique view of front and left faces of Brandon War Memorial May 2016

Oblique view of front face of Brandon War Memorial May 2016
Oblique view of front face of Brandon War Memorial May 2016

The war memorial of Brandon Village is located just to the south of The Prince Bishop public house (formerly The Three Tuns) on Sawmills Lane. It takes the form of a freestone obelisk surmounting a squared pedestal that sits at the top of four stone-coursed tapering steps. There is a cross raised in half relief on the front face of the column whilst the names of the fallen soldiers from the First World War are incised on all four faces of the pedestal on arch-topped gravestone shaped pieces of stone. The memorial was unveiled in 1921 then restored and rededicated in 1989 after the addition of the names of soldiers from WW2. (1-2)

Reference number:D48894
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1433740

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Source of Reference
Local History of Brandon


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