First World War memorial, erected in 1921.
Reason for Listing
Nanpean Cemetery war memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by this community in World War One, it is of strong historic and cultural significance both at a local and a national level
* Artistic interest: it is an elegantly detailed monument
The war memorial stands in Nanpean Cemetery, adjacent to St George the Martyr Church. It was erected in 1921 and was funded through public subscription. The names of those from the parish who fell during the First World War are remembered on this monument.
The memorial is of granite stone construction, with a tall Celtic Cross on a square plinth, with recessed slate panels on all sides. The slate panel on south face of the plinth bears the following inscription:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/
The names of the Fallen are inscribed in the slate panels on all sides of the plinth.
Source: English Heritage
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