Cubert War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1441572

Date first listed: 14-Dec-2016

Location Description:

Statutory Address: The Glebe, opposite St Cubert's Church, Cubert, Cornwall, TR8 5JN

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: The Glebe, opposite St Cubert's Church, Cubert, Cornwall, TR8 5JN

Location Description:

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Cubert

National Grid Reference: SW7863057790

Summary

First World War memorial, erected probably in the 1920s; further inscriptions added after the Second World War and c.1980.

Reasons for Designation

The war memorial in Cubert is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Design interest: as a simple, yet dignified Celtic cross; * 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; * Group value: with a number of listed buildings, including the Grade I listed Church of St Cubert.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England, both as a result of the huge impact the loss of three quarters of a million British lives had on communities and the official policy of not repatriating the dead, which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was erected within the churchyard in Cubert, to commemorate four local men who lost their lives during the conflict. After the Second World War a further inscription commemorating the Fallen from this conflict was added. The name of a soldier who died serving in Northern Ireland (1969-1998) was added to the memorial c.1980.

The war memorial has been re-located and stands just outside the churchyard, to the NE of the Church of St Cubert.

Details

First World War memorial, erected c1920; further inscriptions added after the Second World War and c.1980. DESCRIPTION: the memorial is carved from granite and is in the form of a Celtic-style cross with a tapering shaft that is set into a plinth which stands on a two-stepped base. The N face of the plinth is inscribed in black painted lettering: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF THOSE FROM THE / PARISH OF CUBERT / WHO MADE THE / NOBLE SACRIFICE / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. / THIS CROSS / WAS GRATEFULLY ERECTED BY / THEIR FELLOW PARISHIONERS. The upper step is chamfered. On its N side is the inscription: “LEST WE FORGET”; the names of the Fallen from both the First and Second World Wars are listed beneath; the right (E) return has the name of the soldier who lost his life in Northern Ireland.

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, 23 November 2017.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 23 November 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/253750
War Memorials Register, accessed 16 November 2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/9207

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