World War Memorial, Bridgwater
Description: World War Memorial
Date Listed: 16 December 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 373942
OS Grid Reference: ST2984337180
OS Grid Coordinates: 329843, 137180
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1296, -3.0040
Location: 15 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3DJ
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ST2937SE KING SQUARE
736-1/10/127 World War Memorial
First World War memorial. 1924. By John Angel. Granite with
bronze plaques and statue. 3 steps to the base, the third one
chamfered with the inscription "IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF
BRIDGEWATER WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918".
The tall square plinth has a shallow raised cross to each side
bearing plaques with names of the fallen. Principal feature is
bronze figure of seated young woman in long robe with hands
outstretched; in her right hand is a hollow globe with small
figures standing on it. Kneeling at each side are two angels
with huge open wings, their hands holding the book of law on
her knee. 3 panels to rear depict work, the family and
learning; beneath her feet, a skeleton and figures - Strife,
Bloodshed, Corruption and Despair - which writhe in torment.
An exceptionally fine and moving memorial, which forms an
important focal point to this fine late Georgian square.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset:
London: 1958-: 100).
Listing NGR: ST2984337180
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Source: English Heritage
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