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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in East Meon, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9946 / 50°59'40"N

Longitude: -1.0321 / 1°1'55"W

OS Eastings: 468024

OS Northings: 122133

OS Grid: SU680221

Mapcode National: GBR B9V.HWC

Mapcode Global: FRA 86QH.3QP

Plus Code: 9C2WXXV9+R5

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 22 August 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493615

Location: East Meon, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU32

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: East Meon

Built-Up Area: East Meon

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: East Meon All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Description

EAST MEON

1067/0/10021 HIGH STREET
22-AUG-05 War Memorial

GV II
War memorial. 1921. Designed by Sir John Ninian Comper (1864-1960), executed by stone-mason Andrew Perryman. Stone.
DESCRIPTION: The memorial has a tall chamfered shaft with projecting moulded cap and bevelled cross. The cap of the shaft is decorated with a shield motif, and the top of the crosshead has a scroll across one face. The shaft rests on a plinth on top of a base. The plinth has an inscription reading 'In memory of the men of East Meon who fell in the Great War 1914-1919', and bears the names of those fallen. The plinth also carries a bronze plaque in the form of an open book with the inscription '1939-1945' and a list of names of the fallen in World War II.

HISTORY: The memorial was unveiled by General J S Nicholson MP, and dedicated by the Bishop of Lewes, in 1921. The bronze plaque was added after World War II.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: War memorials have very strong historic and cultural significance, on both a local and national scale. This elegant example is designed by a major ecclesiastical architect and designer, and also has group value with a number of nearby listed buildings.

SOURCES: The Hants and Sussex News - Wednesday September 28, 1921.

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, 6 December 2016.

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