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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1197395



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bridgwater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Dec-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 373942

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ST2937SE KING SQUARE 736-1/10/127 World War Memorial 16/12/74


First World War memorial. 1924. By John Angel. Granite with bronze plaques and statue. 3 steps to the base, the third one chamfered with the inscription "IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF BRIDGEWATER WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918". The tall square plinth has a shallow raised cross to each side bearing plaques with names of the fallen. Principal feature is bronze figure of seated young woman in long robe with hands outstretched; in her right hand is a hollow globe with small figures standing on it. Kneeling at each side are two angels with huge open wings, their hands holding the book of law on her knee. 3 panels to rear depict work, the family and learning; beneath her feet, a skeleton and figures - Strife, Bloodshed, Corruption and Despair - which writhe in torment. An exceptionally fine and moving memorial, which forms an important focal point to this fine late Georgian square. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset: London: 1958-: 100).

Listing NGR: ST2984337180

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 14 December 2016.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958), 100
War Memorials Online, accessed 14 December 2016 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 14 December 2016 from

National Grid Reference: ST 29843 37180


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