Wyke Regis War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1438095

Date first listed: 06-Dec-2016

Statutory Address: All Saints Church Cemetery, Wyke Road (north side), Wyke Regis, Weymouth, DT4 9ES

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Location

Statutory Address: All Saints Church Cemetery, Wyke Road (north side), Wyke Regis, Weymouth, DT4 9ES

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

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: SY6621177874

Summary

A Neo-Baroque style monument erected in the c1920s, commemorating the men of Wyke Regis who died whilst serving their country in the First World War.

Reasons for Designation

Wyke Regis War Memorial, erected in the c1920s, 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 First World War; * Architectural interest: as an accomplished stone war memorial in an artisan Neo Baroque style; * Group value: it forms an interesting group with the Church of All Saints (Grade I) and the large number of listed monuments within its churchyard.

History

Wyke Regis War Memorial was erected in the c1920s in the All Saints Church Cemetery on Wyke Road, Wyke Regis, by its parishioners through public subscription, to commemorate the men in the parish who lost their lives during the First World War whilst serving their country.

Details

A Neo-Baroque style monument erected in the c1920s, commemorating the men of Wyke Regis who died whilst serving their country in the First World War.

The stone monument comprises an obelisk carrying a ring inscribed with the words:

'THAT RIGHT MAY PREVAIL OVER MIGHT'

The obelisk is set on a square base with scrolled brackets to the corners, with four bronze plaques reading:

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON. THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION FROM THE PARISHIONERS OF WYKE REGIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 [names of 52 men]

The base with the bronze plaques is set on a large pedestal with projecting rusticated corners.

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, 17 February 2017.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 17 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/180513
War Memorials Register, accessed 17 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/960

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