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Old Cleeve War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Old Cleeve, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1598 / 51°9'35"N

Longitude: -3.378 / 3°22'40"W

OS Eastings: 303732

OS Northings: 140962

OS Grid: ST037409

Mapcode National: GBR LN.7B15

Mapcode Global: VH6GV.D3JQ

Plus Code: 9C3R5J5C+WQ

Entry Name: Old Cleeve War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 October 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1438117

Location: Old Cleeve, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Old Cleeve

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary


A war memorial dedicated on 18 April 1920 to commemorate and honour the men of Old Cleeve parish who lost their lives and those who suffered with them whilst serving their country during the First World War and the Second World War.

Description

A war memorial dedicated on 18 April 1920 to commemorate and honour the men of Old Cleeve parish who lost their lives and those who suffered with them whilst serving their country during the First and Second World Wars.

The monument comprises a circa 5m high Latin cross in Portland stone set on an irregular stone base. It has a bronze sword of sacrifice on its front face. Its design appears to have been influenced by Reginald Blomfield's Cross of Sacrifice of 1918 for the Imperial War Graves Commission, which is similar.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 15 March 2017.

History

A war memorial dedicated on 18 April 1920 to commemorate and honour the men of Old Cleeve parish who lost their lives and those who suffered with them whilst serving their country during the First and Second World Wars.

Reasons for Listing

Old Cleeve War Memorial, West Somerset, dedicated on 18 April 1920, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: as an accomplished and well-realised war memorial, which takes the form of a Portland stone cross.

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