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Bere Regis War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bere Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7524 / 50°45'8"N

Longitude: -2.2174 / 2°13'2"W

OS Eastings: 384760

OS Northings: 94782

OS Grid: SY847947

Mapcode National: GBR 20K.Q7H

Mapcode Global: FRA 6773.3ZC

Plus Code: 9C2VQQ2M+X2

Entry Name: Bere Regis War Memorial

Listing Date: 25 June 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503992

Location: Bere Regis, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bere Regis

Built-Up Area: Bere Regis

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bere Regis St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


101/0/10007 Bere Regis War Memorial

War memorial, early C20.


DESCRIPTION: A simple cross head and tapering chamfered shaft, probably of Portland stone, set upon a square plinth. It stands on a base of three steps. The inscription on the plinth runs around the four sides and reads: `IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / 1914-19 (surname and regiment)'. Those who lost their lives in the Second World War are commemorated on a separate stone fixed to the steps on the north side of the memorial. It is inscribed: `1939-1945 / (surname and regiment)'.

HISTORY: This war memorial was erected to commemorate those who died during the Great War. A separate inscription stone was added later for those men who died in the Second World War.

The war memorial in Bere Regis is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a modest but eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community.
* It has group value with the adjoining church, which is listed at Grade I.

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, 7 December 2016.

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

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