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World War Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1296 / 51°7'46"N

Longitude: -3.004 / 3°0'14"W

OS Eastings: 329843

OS Northings: 137180

OS Grid: ST298371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.92SR

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WV9Y

Entry Name: World War Memorial

Listing Date: 16 December 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373942

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Parish: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Listing Text


BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE KING SQUARE
736-1/10/127 World War Memorial
16/12/74

GV II*

First World War memorial. 1924. By John Angel. Granite with
bronze plaques and statue. 3 steps to the base, the third one
chamfered with the inscription "IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF
BRIDGEWATER WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918".
The tall square plinth has a shallow raised cross to each side
bearing plaques with names of the fallen. Principal feature is
bronze figure of seated young woman in long robe with hands
outstretched; in her right hand is a hollow globe with small
figures standing on it. Kneeling at each side are two angels
with huge open wings, their hands holding the book of law on
her knee. 3 panels to rear depict work, the family and
learning; beneath her feet, a skeleton and figures - Strife,
Bloodshed, Corruption and Despair - which writhe in torment.
An exceptionally fine and moving memorial, which forms an
important focal point to this fine late Georgian square.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset:
London: 1958-: 100).


Listing NGR: ST2984337180


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 14 December 2016.

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