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Hatch Beauchamp War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9793 / 50°58'45"N

Longitude: -2.9964 / 2°59'46"W

OS Eastings: 330147

OS Northings: 120458

OS Grid: ST301204

Mapcode National: GBR M5.LQNZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 46MJ.6H1

Entry Name: Hatch Beauchamp War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 November 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430727

Location: Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Hatch Beauchamp

Built-Up Area: Hatch Beauchamp

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A war memorial commemorating 12 men of Hatch Beauchamp who died whilst serving their country in the First World War, and subsequently the fact that after the Second World War all serving local men returned home safely.

Description

A war memorial commemorating 12 men of Hatch Beauchamp who died whilst serving their country in the First World War, and subsequently the fact that after the Second World War all serving local men returned home safely.

MATERIALS: sandstone

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands on the roadside in Village Street, Hatch Beauchamp and is c3m high. It consists of a wheel cross on an octagonal shaft, set on a square plinth with a three-stepped base. The inscription reads:

'THIS CROSS IS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE / MEN OF HATCH BEAUCHAMP WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / [names of 12 men] / THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE: THEIR NAME WILL LIVE FOR EVERMORE / ALL SAFELY HOME 1939-1945'

The memorial stands with in a square-shaped gravelled enclosure with cast-iron spear-headed railings, which form part of the ensemble and are included in the listing.

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, 15 December 2016.

History

A war memorial designed by Captain William Francis Dickinson, a local architect, commemorating twelve men of Hatch Beauchamp who died whilst serving their country in the First World War, and subsequently, the fact that after the Second World War all serving local men returned home safely. Captain Dickinson designed a number of war memorials in Somerset.


Reasons for Listing

Hatch Beauchamp War Memorial 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;
* Architectural interest: as a well-executed and dignified composition.

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