Horsington War Memorial


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1432250

Date first listed: 09-Feb-2016

Location Description: Lower Road, Horsington, South Somerset, Somerset


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Location Description: Lower Road, Horsington, South Somerset, Somerset

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Horsington

National Grid Reference: ST6983824429


A stone war memorial cross of 1920s date.

Reasons for Designation

The war memorial at Horsington, Somerset is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: a well-crafted cross design in dressed stone; * Intactness: the structure is unaltered; * Group value: it forms an important group with the Grade II listed Horsington School.


The war memorial to the fourteen members of Horsington Parish who died in the First World War was erected in the 1920s and is shown on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1930. The names of the eight who fell in the Second World War were added later.


A war memorial cross of 1920s date.

MATERIALS: constructed of stone.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial is a freestanding latin cross with a tapering chamfered shaft, square plinth and two-stepped octagonal base. The front face of the plinth is inscribed: IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1918/ (NAMES). The step below is inscribed: 1939 – 1945/ (NAMES).

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, 23 November 2017.


War Memorials Online, accessed 23 November 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/253636
War Memorials Register, accessed 09/12/2015 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/1376

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