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Mount War Memorial, Warleggan, Cornwall

A Grade II Listed Building in Warleggan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4826 / 50°28'57"N

Longitude: -4.6124 / 4°36'44"W

OS Eastings: 214759

OS Northings: 68016

OS Grid: SX147680

Mapcode National: GBR N7.LWKT

Mapcode Global: FRA 177S.6X1

Plus Code: 9C2QF9MQ+22

Entry Name: Mount War Memorial, Warleggan, Cornwall

Listing Date: 20 March 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1454434

ID on this website: 101454434

Location: Mount, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Warleggan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

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A community war memorial and enclosure of around 1920, which stands at the centre of the village.


A community war memorial and enclosure of around 1920.

MATERIALS & PLAN: the cross is of granite and surrounded by an enclosure which has rubble stone walls to the sides and rear and iron railings to the front, with a central gate flanked by gate-posts. It is set facing south-west at the staggered cross roads at the centre of the village.

DESCRIPTION: The cross is of rough hewn granite and takes the form of a Celtic cross with wheel head and a sword in relief on its south-western face. The shaft is tapered and has a smooth stone, inset panel to its lower body which records the names of the three Fallen of the parish, between the words FOR KING / AND / COUNTRY / (NAMES) / REST IN PEACE. Below this the base has a curved top and a similar, smooth, inset panel which records the names of those from the parish who served in the armed forces. Below this list is the wording THIS CROSS IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO / SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914 - 1918. Below this the plinth projects slightly. A small enclosure surrounds the monument and is bounded by a curved rubble stone wall with a rounded coping course. To the road front are three bays with arrow-head railings at either side of the gateway. The monument is placed diagonally opposite to Mount Methodist Church.


The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was raised at Mount, Warleggan, Cornwall as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community, who lost their lives in the First World War. The memorial appears to date from around 1920.

Reasons for Listing

Mount War Memorial, Warleggan, Cornwall 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 First World War.

Architectural interest:

* as an accomplished and well-realised war memorial, which takes the form of a granite cross on a tapered shaft with stepped base and walled and railed enclosure.

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