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Pipe and Lyde War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Pipe and Lyde, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0927 / 52°5'33"N

Longitude: -2.7273 / 2°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 350269

OS Northings: 244064

OS Grid: SO502440

Mapcode National: GBR FK.BB3Y

Mapcode Global: VH85G.PN1M

Entry Name: Pipe and Lyde War Memorial

Listing Date: 11 June 2019

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1464319

Location: Pipe and Lyde, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Pipe and Lyde

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Summary


War memorial, erected in about 1920.

Description

War memorial, erected in about 1920.

MATERIALS: carved from stone.

DESCRIPTION: located in a prominent roadside position within the churchyard of the Church of St Peter (Grade II*), the memorial takes the form of a tapered shaft with a botonée-style cross with carved fleur-de-lys in between the cross arms. It stands on a roughly-hewn tapered square plinth.

The inscription in lead lettering to the south-west face of the plinth reads:

IN HONOUR / OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF / 1914 – 1918 / (NAMES) / “THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE” ECCLUS 44:14 / 1939-1945 / (NAME)

History

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. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

Pipe and Lyde War Memorial was erected in about 1920 to commemorate the men of the parish who died during the First World War.

The name of a parishioner who died during the Second World War was subsequently added to the memorial.

Reasons for Listing

Pipe and Lyde War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* it is an accomplished and well-realised example of a war memorial which displays good decorative detailing.

Historic interest:

* it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First and Second World War.

Group value:

* with the Church of St Peter (Grade II*) and the medieval churchyard cross (Grade II and a scheduled ancient monument).

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