WAR MEMORIAL.

 Wells Road, Malvern Wells,  
 Worcestershire.

1919

 

According to J. Brandon-Jones Voysey with his own hands modelled a pelican in bronze for  the memorial, intending it to stand on a marble base on top of a Portland stone column, but in the event the whole memorial was made of stone. 

 "A free standing column of Portland stone. The base, shaft and capital are octagonal and have concave sides. Capital has leaf carving and is surmounted by a carving of a pelican feeding its young. Pavement and steps of slate."
 Source: Images of England.

 

Description on Historic England

WELLS ROAD 1. 5245 (West Side) War Memorial SO 7742 10/82 4.6.73. II 2. 1919, architect C F A Voysey. A free standing column of Portland stone. The base, shaft and capital are octagonal and have concave sides. Capital has leaf carving and is surmounted by a carving of a pelican feeding its young. Pavement and steps of slate.
Listing NGR: SO7731342380
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 18 January 2017.

 

The memorial is inscribed:

1914–1918 / IN THANKFULNESS TO GOD FOR VICTORY & IN HONOUR OF DEVOTION, SELF-SACRIFICE & GLORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT / ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939–1945.
Source: Wikipedia

 

 

Photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Link > www.geograph.org.uk

Link > Wikipedia

Link > www.malvernwells-pc.gov.uk

 

Resource:

The Builder, CXVIII, 1920, p. 84.

 

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