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Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph
Paisley Cenotaph

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A tapering plinth set on a four-stepped base surmounted by the figure of an armoured crusader on a charger flanked by four figures of infantrymen trudging through mud. The crusader has a shield and pennant bearing the cross of Saint Andrew. The arms of the burgh are set on a sword in relief on the front face of the plinth. The sword is flanked by shields in relief bearing the cross of Saint Andrew on the right and the cross of Saint George on the left. There is a dedicatory inscription incised into the base below the shields and sword. Two plaques with raised inscriptions of battlefield locations are set into the right and left faces. Each plaque bears palm branches and a crown in relief at the top centre. There are shields in relief on the rear face of plinth.

Title

Paisley Cenotaph

Date

1924

Medium

bronze & granite

Measurements

H 315 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

PA1_GB_S027

Work type

War memorial

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

27th June 1924

Access

at all times

Inscription description

plinth, front: 1914 - 1919 / TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF THE 1,953 MEN OF PAISLEY / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ON LAND / AND SEA IN THE GREAT WAR / AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS BURGH WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945; plinth, left and right: [battlefield locations]

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Located at

Moss Street, Paisley

PA1 1BG

Situated at the junction of Gilmour Street and Moss Street.