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Cubert War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Cubert, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3783 / 50°22'41"N

Longitude: -5.1149 / 5°6'53"W

OS Eastings: 178630

OS Northings: 57790

OS Grid: SW786577

Mapcode National: GBR Z9.Q9KZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 0851.H4Z

Entry Name: Cubert War Memorial

Location: Cubert, Cornwall, TR8

County: Cornwall

Parish: Cubert

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Listing Date: 14 December 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1441572

Summary

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

Description

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 the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 27 February 2017.

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.

Reasons for Listing

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.

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