Merriott war memorial, a Latin cross of Ham stone, erected after the First World War.
Reason for Listing
The war memorial at Merriott is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Design: for its a dignified, simple design, with elegant lettering to the inscribed bronze plaques, making a harmonious addition to the churchyard in which it is set; * Group Value: with the church of All Saints, listed at Grade II*, the churchyard walls and lychgate, and numerous listed monuments standing within the churchyard, as well as with the adjacent former Sunday school, and the Old Vicarage.
The war memorial is understood to have been constructed circa 1919, to commemorate the 33 men of the parish of Merriott who fell during the First World War of 1914-1918; the names of the 10 lost in the Second World War of 1939-1945 were added later. The memorial stands in the churchyard of the church of All Saints, listed at Grade II*, to the west of the church.
War memorial. Circa 1919. MATERIALS: Ham stone, with bronze plaques.DESCRIPTION: a chamfered Latin cross, mounted on a rectangular plinth; the plinth is supported by a three-stepped stone base. On each of the plinth’s four sides, a bronze plaque with white incised lettering, set within a recessed panel, recording the names of those lost in the two world wars.
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