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Corfe War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Corfe, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9716 / 50°58'17"N

Longitude: -3.0951 / 3°5'42"W

OS Eastings: 323203

OS Northings: 119706

OS Grid: ST232197

Mapcode National: GBR M1.M3PB

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DJ.XPJ

Entry Name: Corfe War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 July 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1434727

Location: Corfe, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Corfe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary


First World War memorial dating from circa 1920, with later additions following the Second World War.

Description

First World War memorial dating from circa 1920, with later additions following the Second World War.

MATERIALS: The memorial is constructed from stone.

DESCRIPTION: The memorial takes the form of a tall Celtic-style cross with carved Celtic tracery on the front and rear faces. The cross has a rectangular shaft, below which is a tapering plinth on a wide, single-stepped base.

There is a plaque fixed to the plinth which is inscribed: IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF CORFE/ WHO SERVED IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ AND/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY/ (NAMES)/ THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES).


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

Corfe War Memorial was erected following the First World War, as part of the great wave of commemoration of the sacrifice made by the fallen from communities across the country. The memorial was altered after the Second World War to acknowledge the fallen of that conflict.

Reasons for Listing

Corfe 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;
* Design: a well-executed stone cross, with good quality stone carving.

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