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Latitude: 51.076 / 51°4'33"N
Longitude: -2.8217 / 2°49'18"W
OS Eastings: 342531
OS Northings: 131062
OS Grid: ST425310
Mapcode National: GBR MF.DDY4
Mapcode Global: FRA 46Z8.NKC
Entry Name: High Ham War Memorial
Listing Date: 15 April 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1424764
Location: High Ham, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: High Ham
Built-Up Area: High Ham
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
High Ham war memorial, erected to commemorate those lost in the First World War, standing in the churchyard of the church of St Andrew.
War memorial. Circa 1919.
MATERIALS: Ham stone.
DESCRIPTION: a cross surmounted by a canopied crucifix, with a circlet of angels bearing shields at the top of the octagonal shaft. The cross is mounted on an octagonal base; against the south face, a stone plaque with moulded top bears the inscription: ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE SONS OF HIGH HAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918’.
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, 14 December 2016.
The war memorial was constructed some time after 1919, to commemorate the men of the parish of High Ham who fell during the First World War of 1914-1918. The memorial stands in the churchyard of the church of St Andrew, listed at Grade I, immediately to the east of the south porch of the church.
The war memorial at High Ham is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: taking the form of a churchyard cross, with detailed carving, the memorial makes a harmonious addition to the churchyard in which it is set;
* Group value: with the church of St Andrew, listed at Grade I, the churchyard walls, and three listed monuments standing within the churchyard, as well as with a number of other listed buildings nearby.
Other nearby listed buildings