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Haselbury Plucknett War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8953 / 50°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.7526 / 2°45'9"W

OS Eastings: 347163

OS Northings: 110913

OS Grid: ST471109

Mapcode National: GBR MJ.RSJ7

Mapcode Global: FRA 563Q.ZC4

Entry Name: Haselbury Plucknett War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 February 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1429876

Location: Haselbury Plucknett, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Haselbury Plucknett

Built-Up Area: Haselbury Plucknett

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Haselbury Plucknett

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Summary

First World War memorial, amended after the Second World War.

Description


First World War memorial, amended after the Second World War.

MATERIAL: granite.

DESCRIPTION: a cross, with carved beading and scroll embellishments, surmounts a decoratively-shaped plinth standing on a three-tiered stepped base. The plinth contains a raised cruciform stone plaque decorated with medallions at each corner. The plaque bears the inscription 'TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF HASELBURY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919', followed by the names of those who died during the conflict. The date of 1939-1945 and names of those who died during the Second World War have been added to one of the plinth's side faces.

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, 14 December 2016.

History

The war memorial was erected in the churchyard of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Haselbury Plucknett (listed at Grade II*), after the end of the First World War to commemorate twelve members of the parish who died during the conflict. Three further names were later added of parishioners who died during the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

The Haselbury Plucknett War Memorial 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: it is an elegant cruciform design with good-quality carved detailing;
* Group value: it has strong group value with the Church of St Michael and All Angels (Grade II*) and with a collection of listed tombs within the churchyard (all Grade II).

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