First World War memorial with later additions for the Second World War.
Reason for Listing
Isham war memorial, a niche with tablets in the churchyard wall, 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; * Design: including a well-executed limestone tablet; * Group value: with the Grade II*-listed church of St Peter.
The First World War memorial was presumably, like most war memorials in England, erected c1920. Later, two tablets were added to the memorial to commemorate the Second World War.
The First World War memorial is an inscribed limestone tablet set into a niche in the west churchyard wall of the church of St Peter (Grade II*) on line with and below the church’s west tower. The niche has an arched, moulded, limestone cornice above it, and is defined to either end by ironstone buttresses. The tablet is divided by a central, stylised, wheel-head cross carved in relief.To the left of the cross is inscribed in raised lettering TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF THE/ BRAVE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 – 1918, and to the right the names of the fallen followed by RIP. Two small, plain, stone tablets flank the main inscription. That to the left is inscribed 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES), and that to the right WE WILL/ REMEMBER/ THEM.
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