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St Levan War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Levan, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0563 / 50°3'22"N

Longitude: -5.6622 / 5°39'43"W

OS Eastings: 137968

OS Northings: 23774

OS Grid: SW379237

Mapcode National: GBR DXDJ.P6Y

Mapcode Global: VH05M.TV07

Entry Name: St Levan War Memorial

Location: St. Levan, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Parish: St. Levan

Locality: St Levan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Listing Date: 6 December 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1439761

Summary

A war memorial cross of 1921 date.

Description

A war memorial cross of 1921, restored in the C21.

MATERIALS: of dressed granite.

DESCRIPTION: a Celtic wheel cross with a tapering pedestal and base. The pedestal has a metal plaque on the front face, inscribed in white enamelled lettering: THESE MEN OF ST LEVAN/ WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE INSCRIBED/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM AND/ HONOUR IN THE TWO GREAT WORLD WARS/ 1914-18 1939-45/ 1914-18/(NAMES)/ 1939-45/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. The memorial stands on a concrete base with low posts and metal railings.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 22 February 2017.

History

The war memorial is to the men of St Levan who fell in the First World War (the names of the fallen in the Second World War were added later) and was unveiled by Brigadier General Lord St Levan C.B., C.V.O on 31 July 1921. It was restored in the early C21.

The memorial stands opposite Little Trethewey Wesleyan Chapel (Grade II*).

Reasons for Listing

St Levan War Memorial, of 1921, 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 design in dressed granite.

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