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Latitude: 51.1796 / 51°10'46"N
Longitude: -3.1412 / 3°8'28"W
OS Eastings: 320325
OS Northings: 142882
OS Grid: ST203428
Mapcode National: GBR LZ.5XPP
Mapcode Global: VH6GS.HMQ2
Plus Code: 9C3R5VH5+RG
Entry Name: Stogursey war memorial
Listing Date: 15 December 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1431083
Location: Stogursey, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA5
Civil Parish: Stogursey
Built-Up Area: Stogursey
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
A First World War memorial, erected circa 1920-4, altered after the Second World War.
A First World War memorial, erected circa 1920, altered after the Second World.
The war memorial takes the form of a coped calvary on a tapering, octagonal shaft, set on a square plinth, all on an octagonal platform of two steps. The base is inscribed, to the front face: IN / HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / LEST WE FORGET / JESU MERCY / PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF / (NAMES) / MDCCCXIV MDCCCXIX. The right face is inscribed: ALSO / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF / (NAMES) / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 – 1945 / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
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.
The war memorial in Stogursey was constructed circa 1920-4, to commemorate the 24 Fallen of the village. After the Second World War, the names of the two men who had died were added to the inscriptions.
The war memorial in Stogursey 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 sombre but elegant memorial, well made and with good inscriptions;
* Group value: with the listed buildings which it stands opposite, on the north side of the High Street.
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