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A commemorative structure in the form of a pylon, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for HM Office of Works in 1919; the permanent version was erected in 1920. Lutyens described it succinctly as ‘an Empty Tomb uplifted on a high pedestal’. Rectangular in plan, at the top is a plain tomb chest, with moulded cover, on which lies a large laurel wreath. It stands on a three-staged base, which in turn stands on a tall shaft, set back towards its upper section.
Portland stone & flags
H 1050 x W 450 x D 260 cm
funded by HM Office of Public Works
Grade I (England and Wales)
11th November 1920
at all times
inscription to front and rear elevation: THE GLORIOUS DEAD; inscription to front: MCM / XIV; rear: MCM / XIX; side: MCM / XLV; side: MCM / XXXIX