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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1393740



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Feb-2001

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 499678

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

A war memorial cross of c. 1920 by the notable Liverpool sculptor H.Tyson Smith, his first commission after returning from military service, and of outstanding quality. The memorial stands within Holy Trinity churchyard, the church being listed at Grade II*


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SJ 3989 CHURCH ROAD 392/31/10162 (West,off) 07-FEB-01 War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church Yard


War Memorial Cross. c.1920. By George Herbert Tyson Smith, sculptor. Ashlar limestone with statuary and relief carving. Tapering stone cross rising from a stepped plinth on a truncated pyramidal base. The cross is of rectangular section with stub cross arms. Flanking the cross shaft are 2 classically-draped female figures, each holding a laurel wreaths. The figures stand upon inset stepped plinths. At the base of the cross, to the front, a dedicatory panel inscribed "To the enduring memory of Wavertree men who laid down their lives in the Great War". A rear panel bears a relief sculpture;'the Pelican in her Piety'(the female pelican draws blood from her own body to feed her young) above the inscription "Pro Patria 1914- 1918" to which has been added below "1939 -1945." HISTORY: Tyson Smith, considered to be one of Liverpool's most notable sculptors, received the commission for this memorial on his return from military servive with the Royal Flying Corps. He later completed the bronze relief panels on the Liverpool Cenotaph at St George's Hall. The memorial stands within the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree (item 31/283)with which it forms a group.

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National Grid Reference: SJ 39209 89055


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