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War Memorial in Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in North Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0844 / 51°5'3"N

Longitude: -2.9486 / 2°56'55"W

OS Eastings: 333651

OS Northings: 132101

OS Grid: ST336321

Mapcode National: GBR M7.CYM5

Mapcode Global: FRA 46Q8.12P

Entry Name: War Memorial in Churchyard

Listing Date: 17 October 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1438242

Location: North Petherton, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: North Petherton

Built-Up Area: Northmoor Green

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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A First World War memorial, erected probably in the 1920s.


A First World War memorial, erected probably in the 1920s.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial is carved from granite and takes the form of a Celtic-style cross with a tapering shaft, set into a plinth with a moulded top, and standing on a rectangular base. The quadrants of the wheelhead on the front (east) face are inscribed: FOR THOSE WHO FELL, while the names of the Fallen are inscribed on the plinth below. Two further names have been added to the south face of the base.

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, 23 November 2017.


The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of war memorials erected across England. One such memorial was erected in the churchyard of the Church of St Peter and St John in Northmoor Green to commemorate the twelve local men who lost their lives during the conflict.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial in Northmoor Green is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Design interest: as a simple, yet dignified Celtic cross;
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Group value: with the Grade II listed Church of St Peter and St John.

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