Prescot War Memorial Given Listed Status

By on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Prescot war memorialPrescot War Memorial, which now stands on the steps outside Prescot Parish Church, has been granted Grade II listed status.

The memorial was erected in 1916 on the opposite side of St Mary’s Church, on the junction of Church Street and West Street, and was later moved to the parish steps.

It was designed by Samuel Welsby of Widnes, and features a statue of a soldier from the South Lancashire Regiment, to which Prescot’s fallen soldiers belonged.

Historic England inspected it in March before making their declaration.

“Prescot is steeped in history, so the Grade II listed status for the war memorial further adds to Prescot being a town packed with heritage,” said John Flaherty, Chief Executive of Knowsley Council’s Place.

“Situated by the Grade I-listed St Mary’s Church, the memorial is a very much valued landmark in the town, highlighting the tragic impacts of world events on this community as well as being one of the earliest memorials installed in the country.”

See also:

  • Prescot Roll of Honour – Stephen Nulty’s meticulously researched website remembering the lives and deaths of Prescot’s World War One soldiers

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