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Latitude: 50.5473 / 50°32'50"N
Longitude: -4.935 / 4°56'6"W
OS Eastings: 192158
OS Northings: 76060
OS Grid: SW921760
Mapcode National: GBR ZM.YNXM
Mapcode Global: FRA 07KM.76S
Entry Name: Padstow War Memorial
Listing Date: 26 November 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1430675
Location: Padstow, Cornwall, PL28
Civil Parish: Padstow
Built-Up Area: Padstow
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Padstow
Church of England Diocese: Truro
First World War Memorial with later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial, of rough-hewn granite, consists of a Celtic cross set on a tapering square column both decorated with a carved Celtic pattern, which rises from a square plinth that sits on a three-stepped square base. Carved in relief on the front face of the column is the inscription 1914 – 1919, accompanied by a wreath carved in relief.
The front face of the plinth reads TO / THE GLORY OF GOD, / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF PADSTOW, / WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED HEREON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / ALSO / IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION / OF THE SERVICES / OF THOSE WHO RETURNED. The names of those who served in the First and Second World Wars are inscribed on the other three sides of the plinth. These inscriptions are carved in relief and painted with black enamel paint.
The memorial was designed by TH Northam and carved by monumental masons Freeman and Sons. The land on which the memorial was built was donated by the Prideaux-Brune family, who themselves lost a son in the First World War. It was unveiled on 27 September 1922 by Mrs Prideaux-Brune, Mrs Bate, Miss Mitchell and Miss Miller, and was dedicated by the Rev TH Skinner. Conservation and repair work was carried out in 2014, funded by War Memorials Trust, included cleaning the stonework, repointing open joints and repainting the inscription.
Padstow War Memorial, which stands at St Saviour's Point, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason:
* 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;
* Design: a more than usually elaborate Celtic cross.
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