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© Mr Geoff Dowling ARPS

IoE Number: 468884
Photographer: Mr Geoff Dowling ARPS
Date Photographed: 22 July 2001
Date listed: 15 October 1997
Date of last amendment: 15 October 1997
Grade II

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SP 0686 NW BIRMINGHAM BROAD STREET 997/32/10195 Hall of Memory GV II First World War memorial. 1923-4, by S.N.Cooke and W.N.Twist, With sculpture by Albert Toft and William Bloye. Portland stone ashlar on granite ashlar plinth. Stone dome roof. Roman Doric style. Octagonal on plan, or square with splayed corners; and porticos on each of the long sides. Broad pilasters at the corners, Doric entablature with deep cornice and attic above, on top of which is a low drum and a shallow stone dome. Pedimented Roman Doric porticos with carved stone relief panels above and splayed corners with four large bronze figures by Albert Toft, depicting the armed services. Including the podium with a wide flight of steps each side and quadrant corners. INTERIOR: Broad pilasters in the corners supporting entablature and octagonal coffered dome with lantern light. Between the pilasters, on the short sides, niches and marble benches; on the long sides there are three carved stone panels by William Bloye, depicting soldiers leaving home, in action and returning home after the War. At the centre of the marble floor a Sienna marble sarcophagus with a bronze casket containing the Roll of Honour. Geometric pattern stained glass windows. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.116.

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