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Description: Ashcombe War Memorial
Date Listed: 6 January 2015
Building ID: 1422599
OS Grid Reference: SX9289679116
OS Grid Coordinates: 292896, 79116
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6019, -3.5148
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The Aschombe War Memorial 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 conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: as a memorial with a modest and sombre design.
War Memorial, erected in 1920, originally built to commemorate the First World War, the details of those who fell during the Second World War were added later.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial takes the form of simple elongated roughly-dressed stone cross on a stone plinth. Black raised lettering has been applied to the front flat fee of the plinth, reading 1914 - 1918 / DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY / (NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) / SERVED OVERSEAS / (NAMES) / ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS.
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