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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391510
English Heritage Legacy ID: 493615
Location: East Meon, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU32
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
1067/0/10021 HIGH STREET
22-AUG-05 War Memorial
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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