Pipe and Lyde War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1464319
Date first listed:
11-Jun-2019
Statutory Address:
Churchyard of the Church of St Peter, Church Lane, Pipe and Lyde, Hereford, HR1 3AA

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Location

Statutory Address:
Churchyard of the Church of St Peter, Church Lane, Pipe and Lyde, Hereford, HR1 3AA

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Pipe and Lyde
National Grid Reference:
SO5026844064

Summary

War memorial, erected in about 1920.

Reasons for Designation

Pipe and Lyde War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* it is an accomplished and well-realised example of a war memorial which displays good decorative detailing.

Historic interest:

* it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First and Second World War.

Group value:

* with the Church of St Peter (Grade II*) and the medieval churchyard cross (Grade II and a scheduled ancient monument).

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. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also 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.

Pipe and Lyde War Memorial was erected in about 1920 to commemorate the men of the parish who died during the First World War.

The name of a parishioner who died during the Second World War was subsequently added to the memorial.

Details

War memorial, erected in about 1920. MATERIALS: carved from stone.

DESCRIPTION: located in a prominent roadside position within the churchyard of the Church of St Peter (Grade II*), the memorial takes the form of a tapered shaft with a botonée-style cross with carved fleur-de-lys in between the cross arms. It stands on a roughly-hewn tapered square plinth.

The inscription in lead lettering to the south-west face of the plinth reads:

IN HONOUR / OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF / 1914 – 1918 / (NAMES) / “THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE” ECCLUS 44:14 / 1939-1945 / (NAME)

Sources

Websites
Pipe and Lyde War Memorial, accessed 2 May 2019 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/185214/
Pipe and Lyde War Memorial, accessed 2 May 2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/32969

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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