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Town or City: Buckie
County: Moray
Country: Scotland
WMT Reference Number: WM2374

Value of grant: £2127.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Works to hard landscape
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme in Scotland
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 000000

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Deskford war memorial before work © John Robertson, 2008The memorial is situated in the grounds in front of the deconsecrated St. John’s Church, Deskford, which is now a private residence listed at Grade B. It is just behind the railings separating the grounds from the road (B9018) and is easily visible from the road. The memorial is ten feet high, tapering towards the top, and made of Kemnay granite. It has a domed top and a stepped base. An inscription and names are incised in black lettering and above the centre of the inscription is carved a black Maltese cross.

Deskford war memorial after work  © John Robertson, 2008In 2008, War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £2,172 towards the costs of tarmacing the layby in front of the property boundary, beside the road, so that those visiting the war memorial have a designated and suitable place to park. The current arrangement was parking on the soft verge, or on the drive of the owners of the property. The layby had already been consolidated with hardcore at the expense of the property owners but this was felt not to be a suitable solution for the long term. War Memorials Trust felt it was appropriate to support the property owners who have taken on responsibility for maintaining the war memorial enabling it to remain in its original location and enable access to the memorial.

Deskford war memorial after work © John Robertson, 2008The memorial was unveiled in June 1921 by Professor Sir Ashley Macintosh, who at the time was Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. It was built by J. Robertson and Son of Hardgate, Aberdeen. 

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2374
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 44590

Historic Scotland listing report

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

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