Stogursey war memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1431083
Date first listed:
15-Dec-2015
Location Description:
High Street, Stogursey, West Somerset, Somerset

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Location

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Location Description:
High Street, Stogursey, West Somerset, Somerset
County:
Somerset
District:
Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
Parish:
Stogursey
National Grid Reference:
ST2032542882

Summary

A First World War memorial, erected circa 1920-4, altered after the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

The war memorial in Stogursey is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: a sombre but elegant memorial, well made and with good inscriptions; * Group value: with the listed buildings which it stands opposite, on the north side of the High Street.

History

The war memorial in Stogursey was constructed circa 1920-4, to commemorate the 24 Fallen of the village. After the Second World War, the names of the two men who had died were added to the inscriptions.

Details

A First World War memorial, erected circa 1920, altered after the Second World.

MATERIALS Stone.

DESCRIPTION The war memorial takes the form of a coped calvary on a tapering, octagonal shaft, set on a square plinth, all on an octagonal platform of two steps. The base is inscribed, to the front face: IN / HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / LEST WE FORGET / JESU MERCY / PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF / (NAMES) / MDCCCXIV MDCCCXIX. The right face is inscribed: ALSO / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF / (NAMES) / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 – 1945 / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.



This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 15 December 2016.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 15/12/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/134906
War Memorials Register, accessed 26/10/2015 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/24706
Other
Somerset Historic Environment Record 18462: War memorial, High Street, Stogursey

Legal

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

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