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Town or City: Sandwick
County: Orkney
Country: Scotland
WMT Reference Number: WM2895

Value of grant: £672.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme in Scotland
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 8893

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Sandwick war memorial before conservation © Harray and Sandwick Community Council, 2008Sandwick war memorial is located in the centre of St Peter’s Kirkyard which is on the south side of the Church. It is a polished granite memorial composed of a three-stepped square base, a plinth which contains the memorial’s carved and painted inscriptions, and a tapering column surmounted by a Latin cross.

In 2008 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £672 for the cleaning of the memorial with soft bristle brushes and water to remove the lichen. The inscriptions which were fading, were re-painted with black enamel paint to improve legibility.

This memorial was dedicated in 1921. Sandwick war memorial after conservation work © Harray and Sandwick Community Council, 2009

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2895
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 8893

Royal British Legion Scotland: www.rbls-kirkwall.org.uk/memorials/Swk.html

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

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