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Bradford Peverell War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bradford Peverell, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7356 / 50°44'8"N

Longitude: -2.4859 / 2°29'9"W

OS Eastings: 365807

OS Northings: 93004

OS Grid: SY658930

Mapcode National: GBR PX.K0RS

Mapcode Global: FRA 57P4.FCB

Plus Code: 9C2VPGP7+7M

Entry Name: Bradford Peverell War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 August 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1428000

Location: Bradford Peverell, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bradford Peverell

Built-Up Area: Bradford Peverell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bradford Peverell Church of the Assumption

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Summary


First and Second World War memorial. Erected c1920 with the names of the Fallen of the Second World War added after 1945.

Description

First and Second World War memorial. Erected c1920 with the names of the Fallen of the Second World War added after 1945.

MATERIALS: granite set in a concrete foundation.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, near the centre of Bradford Peverell, and faces south. It is to the south of the Grade I listed medieval church. The memorial comprises a rough-hewn granite cross pattée with a flat outer edge, upon a tapering shaft c2.5m high that rises from a two-tier stepped square plinth 0.6m high. The shaft is carved with a longsword pointing upwards. The upper tier of the front of the plinth is inscribed TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF BRADFORD PEVERELL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918. On the other three sides eleven names are inscribed with rank, regiment and date died. Beneath the longsword on the shaft is inscribed 1939-1945/ (NAMES), with three names of the Fallen. The memorial is set in a concrete foundation.


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.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw a huge wave of public commemoration with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. One such memorial was erected in c1920 to commemorate eleven residents of Bradford Peverell who died during the conflict. A further inscription was added to the memorial following the Second World War, to commemorate three residents who lost their lives.

Reasons for Listing

Bradford Peverell War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Group value: with the Grade I listed church of St Mary.

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