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Town or City: Law
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
WMT Reference Number: WM8158

Value of grant: £1400.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund
Year: 2014

UKNIWM reference number: 00000

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Law war memorial before work © Law Community Trust, 2014The memorial consists of a granite obelisk surmounted on a square tampered plinth with commemorative leaded lettered inscription. The memorial is elevated from ground level with a two stepped base surrounded by a squared cobbled area. The memorial is located with a recreation area off Lawhill Road.

In 2014 a grant of £1,400 was offered for repair and conservation work. The cement mortar in the construction joints and the surrounding hard landscaping was cracked. The stone at one corner of the granite plinth was also cracked and water was getting in causing more damage. In addition, the inscriptions on the memorial were becoming difficult to read as some of Law war memorial after work © Law Community Trust, 2015the lead letters were missing whilst the paint finish on the others was starting to peel off. To address these issues the cracked plinth and hard landscaping were repointed with a lime mortar. The missing lead letters were replaced and the inscription was re-painted so that it can be read easily.

The memorial was unveiled on 23 May 1920 in front of several thousand people. Mr Matthew Richmond presided and the memorial was unveiled by Captain Walter Elliot, M.C, MP. After the ceremony Carluke Brass Band played ‘The Flowers of the Forest’.


Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM8158
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 00000

War Memorials Online: 194463

Law Community Trust website: www.lawcommunitytrust.org.uk/projects.html

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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