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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
HERBERT TYSON SMITH, Morris Singer & Co Ltd, PROFESSOR LIONEL B BUDDEN MA FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1930
    Attended by: EARL (17TH) OF DERBY
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10 November 1946
    Attended by: Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1283
Current location

St Georges Hall
Lime Street
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 7RJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 34984 90634
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large rectangular Cenotaph structure on a stepped stone base. The body of the cenotaph bearing bronze friezes in low relief on the long panels back and front. The ends adorned with bronze shields bearing the Civic Arms of the City of Liverpool with pendant bronze festoons.
Inscription
EAST: TO THE MEN OF LIVERPOOL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/AND THE VICTORY THAT DAY WAS TURNED INTO MOURNING UNTO ALL THE PEOPLE WEST: AS UNKNOWN AND YET WELL KNOWN; AS DYING, AND BEHOLD WE LIVE/ OUT OF THE NORTH PARTS....A GREAT COMPANY AND A MIGHTY ARMY NORTH AND SOUTH FACES: 1914 - 1919/ 1939 - 1945 Added to East Face in 2001: AND ALL WHO HAVE FALLEN IN CONFLICT SINCE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: width 31FT
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 15FT, width 61FT
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 4570MM, height 3350MM, width 18600MM
    Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
Listing information
  • Liverpool Cenotaph
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2013 Nov. Grade I listed Grade II listed. Grant Application April 2004 1926: Competition to design the memorial. 257 Competitors from the UK, France and Canada took part. 767 drawings were submitted and 39 models (Archer, 2009). Liverpool architect Lionel Budden was the successful candidate.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,public
Responsibility
Liverpool City Council
Reference
  • SCULPTURE ON MERSEYSIDE by CURTIS, P 6 Source: Image Library Published:TATE GALLERY 1988 LIVERPOOL
  • Evening Express "Public Notices" 16 October 1926
  • Post & Mercury "Designs for Cenotaph" 16 October 1926 -" - "Designs for the Cenotaph" 4 June 1926 -"- "Cenotaph for Liverpool" 16 August 1930 -"- "Unveiling the Cenotaph" 24 October 1930 -"- "Further Arrangements for Unveiling" 1 November 1930 -"- "On the Platform" 8 November 1930 -"- "Cenotaph and its Makers" 8 November 1930
  • Liverpool Echo "Fallen Heroes" 14 October 1994
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.60 p.3 (Feb. 2014) Published:War Memorials Trust London Colour photograph of Cenotaph, which had recently been upgraded to Grade I, making it one of only three war memorials with that grade.
  • 'Well I never noticed that', Part 1 of 'The statues and monuments of Liverpool & Bootle' by Andrew F Richardson
  • The Times 12 Nov. 1930 p.9
  • Public Sculpture of Britain Liverpool (c1997) pp.98-102
  • WAR MEMORIALS by WHITTICK, A 6,18,43 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:COUNTRY LIFE 1946 LONDON
  • WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 132 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 153,154 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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