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Latitude: 51.0821 / 51°4'55"N
Longitude: -3.2456 / 3°14'44"W
OS Eastings: 312845
OS Northings: 132155
OS Grid: ST128321
Mapcode National: GBR LV.D1L5
Mapcode Global: FRA 4628.CCD
Entry Name: Lydeard St Lawrence War Memorial
Location: Lydeard St. Lawrence, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4
District: Taunton Deane
Parish: Lydeard St. Lawrence
Locality: Lydeard St Lawrence
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Listing Date: 20 February 2017
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1442673
A stone war memorial cross of 1919.
A war memorial cross of 1919 date.
MATERIALS: of dressed stone.
DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is a cross on a square base and sloping square plinth with recessed panels to each face. The tapering square shaft is surmounted by a boxed Latin cross. The front (east) face of the plinth reads: IN MEMORY OF THE FIVE/ PARISHIONERS WHO FELL, / AND IN HONOUR / OF THE 78 WHO FROM THIS / PARISH SERVED IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919. The base below is inscribed: ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF LYDEARD S. LAWRENCE, 1919. The south face of the plinth is inscribed: SERVED IN / THE GREAT WAR / 78.The west has a recessed panel reads: IN MEMORY OF THE THREE / PARISHIONERS WHO FELL / AND IN HONOUR OF THE/ FIFTY THREE WHO FROM / THIS PARISH SERVED IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES). The north face is inscribed: (NAMES).
The war memorial to members of Lydeard St Lawrence Parish who served, and those who fell, in the First World War was erected in 1919. Following the Second World War, those who served and fell in that conflict were also commemorated. Following the First World War the parishioners also raised funds to purchase a clock for the Church of St Lawrence (Grade I) in commemoration.
Lydeard St Lawrence War Memorial, Somerset, 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 sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a well-crafted square wheel cross design in dressed stone;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered.
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