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Kelso, Bridge Street, War Memorial

War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Kelso, Bridge Street, War Memorial

Classification War Memorial (20th Century)

Canmore ID 95915

Site Number NT73SW 163

NGR NT 72867 33756

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Kelso
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

The Kelso war memorial stands on the east side of Bridge Street. Designed by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer in 1921, the war memorial resembles a medieval Scottish mercat cross, with a cross-headed shaft standing on a pedestal, which contains a niche within which is a sculpture of St George slaying the dragon, a symbol for the triumph of good over evil. The cross has an octagonal stepped base, with, on four of the faces, stone panels, flanked by short balustrades, containing bronze plaques with the names of the fallen. The monument is enclosed by low walls with iron railings.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project

Architecture Notes


Architect: Sir Robert Lorimer, 1921


Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.

Sbc Note

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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