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Wayford War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Wayford, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8563 / 50°51'22"N

Longitude: -2.8467 / 2°50'48"W

OS Eastings: 340499

OS Northings: 106656

OS Grid: ST404066

Mapcode National: GBR MD.V6MM

Mapcode Global: FRA 46XT.YM6

Plus Code: 9C2VV543+G8

Entry Name: Wayford War Memorial

Listing Date: 29 July 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1428162

Location: Wayford, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Wayford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Wayford

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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A memorial commemorating the men of the parish of Wayford who served their country in the First World War (1914-1918).


A memorial commemorating the men of the parish of Wayford who served their country in the First World War (1914-1918).
The 3m high memorial, constructed in stone, consists of a Latin cross set on an octagonal column with a three tiered octagonal base. One of the faces of the top tier of the base is inscribed, reading:

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 23 November 2017.


The memorial in Wayford was probably erected in the early 1920s as part of the first wave of public commemoration of the First World War.
Inside the adjacent church of St Michael and All Angels is a Ham stone tablet which commemorates two members of the parish who died during the First World War. A hand-painted Roll of Honour lists all 37 members of the parish who died whilst serving their country whilst serving in the Second World War, with underneath a wooden tablet recording a further two members of the parish who died in that same conflict.

Reasons for Listing

Wayford War Memorial situated in the churchyard of St Michael, Park Lane, Wayford, South Somerset, is listed 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;
* Architectural interest: a modest, yet elegant, stone Latin cross with a three-tiered base;
* Group value: it forms part of a good group of listed structures including the church of St Michael (Grade II*) and two other commemorative structures (both Grade II) also situated in the churchyard, forming part of the setting to the Grade II registered landscape associated with Wayford Manor (Grade I).

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