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Bradford-On-Tone War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9998 / 50°59'59"N

Longitude: -3.1803 / 3°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 317272

OS Northings: 122927

OS Grid: ST172229

Mapcode National: GBR LY.K63Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 467G.LV1

Plus Code: 9C2RXRX9+WV

Entry Name: Bradford-On-Tone War Memorial

Listing Date: 2 March 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 502890

Location: Bradford-on-Tone, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Somerset West and Taunton

Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Tone

Built-Up Area: Bradford-on-Tone

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1661/0/10016 Bradford-on-Tone War Memorial

War memorial close to churchyard. Early C20. Rough hewn granite stone cross and shaft upon tapering plinth. The cross head is in the style of a Celtic cross. The inscriptions on the plinth are in lead lettering and reads as follows:
South east face: WE PRAY YOU TO REMEMBER THE MEN WHO LEFT THIS PARISH/WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/AND THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1938-1945. North west face: REST ETERNAL GRANT THEM O LORD. South west (roadside) face: FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY and a list of names of those who were killed in both Wars.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: War memorials are the most vivid reminder of the losses suffered during war. As commemorative structures they have strong connections to their local communities. This simple granite cross stands as an arresting monument within the village of Bradford-on-Tone and commemorates the men of the parish who lost their lives in both the First and Second World Wars.

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, 15 December 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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