Barnsley War Memorial
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
bronze , sandstone
Location: outside Barnsley Town Hall. Detail of rear panel from the Barnsley War Memorial. This is a complex stone cenotaph. The façade facing Church Street has a carved stone wreath above the main inscription. The 2.4 m high bronze statue on top of the cenotaph shows a helmeted infantryman in a greatcoat, his rifle grounded, standing at ease. On the rear facade, facing the Town Hall, is a panel showing the winged female figure of Victory (shown here). She holds a standard, topped by a wreath, in her left hand and a grounded shield in her right. The shield is decorated with a head. Width of the cenotaph is 550 cm and the depth 330 cm. The width of the relief panel at the rear is 110 cm and its height is c. 210 cm. Total height of the monument is c. 8 m.  Commission: War Memorial Sub-Committee of Barnsley Town Council selected the site, raised the money by public subscription and organised the erection of the monument. It was unveiled Sunday, 11th October, 1925 by General Sir Charles Harington, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O.  References:  'Unveiling of the Barnsley War Memorial: Programme of Arrangements' Leaflet produced by County Borough of Barnsley. 1925.
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Public art -- England (South Yorkshire)
War memorials -- England (South Yorkshire)
Relief (Sculpture), English
Mythology, Classical, in art.
Symbolism in art
Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Public sculpture -- England (South Yorkshire)