Rochdale Cenotaph, Memorial Gardens, Rochdale. Upgraded to Grade I

Here again Lutyens lifted a sculpture of a dead soldier lying on a bier to the top of a cenotaph, itself raised on a very tall plinth. This striking Cornish granite memorial was erected close to Rochdale Town Hall, a significant location as it had been the enlisting point for many local soldiers before they went off to war. It was unveiled 26 November 1922. Lutyens’ original scheme was for a bridge. Photo courtesy of Tim Skelton

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