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The Yeovil First World War Memorial, Yeovil

Description: The Yeovil First World War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261382

OS Grid Reference: ST5566915983
OS Grid Coordinates: 355669, 115983
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9416, -2.6323

Location: 12 High Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1RG

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 1RG

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Listing Text


The Yeovil First World War


- II

Commemorative Monument. Circa 1920. Ham stone; in the form of a C14 cross,
hexagonal on plan. Standing on a 4-stepped hexagonal base, with low granite
bollards to each corner; between angle buttresses, pointed arched cusped panels
to each face with inlaid bronze plaques bearing general inscription and the
names of the War dead: the first stage crowned with a band of Quatrefoil
decoration surmounted by crenellation. The second stage has more cusped arched
panels under gablets between crocketted pinnacles, with additional freestanding
pinnacles to each corner; the third stage smaller but similar, except that the
corner pinnacles are attached, then codes a band course, and the termination, a
crocketted spirelet under an open stonework cross. Approx 6 metres high overall.
Apart from its general significance, the memorial is a very important element of
the street scene of The Borough.

Listing NGR: ST5566915983

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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