Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial
Leeds War Memorial

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A marble obelisk with on top a bronze angel of peace holding roses. The obelisk is flanked by two bronze figures, 'Peace releasing a dove' and 'Saint George and the Dragon'. The corners of the obelisk are adorned with owls, the heraldic symbol of the City of Leeds. The angel is a 1992 replacement made by Ian Judd – Fehr's original was an Angel of Victory, with a sword and wreath, and was damaged during a storm. Wind damage resulted in the angel of victory statue being removed in 1965. In 1967 the memorial was capped with marble. The winged victory statue was then relocated to Cottingley Crematorium where it continued to deteriorate to a point beyond repair by which time it was removed in November 1988. The head of the statue is all which presently survives and is part of the Leeds Sculpture Collection.

Title

Leeds War Memorial

Date

1922 & 1992

Medium

bronze & marble

Accession number

LS1_PF_S009

Work type

War memorial

Owner

Leeds City Countil

Custodian

Leeds City Council

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

14th October 1922

Listing date

05/08/76

Access

at all times

Inscription description

the memorial is inscribed on all sides: INVICTIS PAX (north face) OVR GLORIOVS DEAD (west face) HONOVR TO THE FALLEN (east face) PRO PATRIA (south face) 1914–1918 (north-west corner) 1939–1945 (south-west corner)

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Located at

Victoria Gardens, Leeds

LS1 3AH

Located opposite the Henry Moore Institute.