Old Cleeve War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1438117

Date first listed: 18-Oct-2016

Location Description: On the north side of the A39 near Dragon Cross, Old Cleeve, West Somerset, Somerset

Map

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Location

Location Description: On the north side of the A39 near Dragon Cross, Old Cleeve, West Somerset, Somerset

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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Old Cleeve

National Grid Reference: ST0373240962

Summary

A war memorial dedicated on 18 April 1920 to commemorate and honour the men of Old Cleeve parish who lost their lives and those who suffered with them whilst serving their country during the First World War and the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Old Cleeve War Memorial, West Somerset, dedicated on 18 April 1920, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: as an accomplished and well-realised war memorial, which takes the form of a Portland stone cross.

History

A war memorial dedicated on 18 April 1920 to commemorate and honour the men of Old Cleeve parish who lost their lives and those who suffered with them whilst serving their country during the First and Second World Wars.

Details

A war memorial dedicated on 18 April 1920 to commemorate and honour the men of Old Cleeve parish who lost their lives and those who suffered with them whilst serving their country during the First and Second World Wars.

The monument comprises a circa 5m high Latin cross in Portland stone set on an irregular stone base. It has a bronze sword of sacrifice on its front face. Its design appears to have been influenced by Reginald Blomfield's Cross of Sacrifice of 1918 for the Imperial War Graves Commission, which is similar.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 15 March 2017.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Register, accessed 15 March 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/24657

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