Hazelbury Bryan War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1471770
Date first listed:
05-Nov-2020
Statutory Address:
Pidney Hill, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2EB

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Location

Statutory Address:
Pidney Hill, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2EB

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

District:
Dorset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Hazelbury Bryan
National Grid Reference:
ST7465808958

Summary

First World War memorial, unveiled in 1921, with later addition for the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Hazelbury Bryan War Memorial 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 conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest: * for its well-executed design in the form of a Latin cross which is fitting for a memorial structure.

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 raised in the hamlet of Pidney, Hazelbury Bryan as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the nine members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. It was erected at a cost of about £140, funded by local subscription, and was designed by P Coleman of Hazelbury Bryan. It was dedicated in October 1921 and unveiled by the young daughters of one of the fallen. A memorial plaque was also placed in the parish church.

The names of the three local men who died during the Second World War were subsequently added to the memorial.

Details

First World War memorial, unveiled in 1921, with later addition for the Second World War.

DESCRIPTION The memorial is prominently sited at a road junction and is carved from Portland stone. It consists of a small Latin cross on a tapering octagonal shaft which is set upon a square plinth and a three-stepped octagonal base. The main inscription is on the front (north) panel of the plinth and reads:

IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ TO THOSE OF/ HAZELBURY BRYAN/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918.

The opposite panel is inscribed: THE CARE OF THEM/ IS WITH THE MOST HIGH/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)/ AND SUBSEQUENTLY/ (NAME).

The two other sides of the plinth are inscribed with the names of the fallen from the First World War.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES It is enclosed by painted metal railings and a metal gate.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, Hazelbury Bryan, accessed 30 July 2020 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/70445
War Memorials Register, Hazelbury Bryan, accessed 30 July 2020 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/55215
Other
Tragedy of War, Fatherless Children Unveil War Memorial at Hazelbury Bryan, The Western Gazettte, Friday October 21, 1921

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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