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Latitude: 50.1538 / 50°9'13"N
Longitude: -5.0785 / 5°4'42"W
OS Eastings: 180183
OS Northings: 32736
OS Grid: SW801327
Mapcode National: GBR ZD.TF4M
Mapcode Global: FRA 087M.59B
Entry Name: Kimberley Park War Memorial
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Listing Date: 6 December 2016
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1439750
A war memorial cross of mid-C20 date, crafted of dressed granite.
A war memorial cross of mid-C20 date.
MATERIALS: of dressed granite.
DESCRIPTION: a plain tapering cross on a three-stepped square base and tapering plinth. The cross has an incised front (south) face with TO OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD inscribed within a roundel at the base of the shaft. THe north face is inscribed: THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919. The cross shaft stands on a square base and a plaque is attached to the south face which reads: THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES/ THE NAMES OF THE/ MEN AND WOMEN/ OF FALMOUTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WAR OF – 1939 – 1945/ THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN ARE RECORDED/ IN THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ IN THE PARISH CHURCH. The plinth below has a plaque that reads: THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, below which (and to the other faces) the plinth is inscribed with names of the fallen.
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, 24 February 2017.
The war memorial to the men and women of Falmouth who fell in the First and Second World Wars is of mid-C20 date.
Kimberley Park War Memorial, Cornwall, 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: a well-crafted cross in dressed granite.
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