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The Yeovil First World War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9416 / 50°56'29"N

Longitude: -2.6323 / 2°37'56"W

OS Eastings: 355669

OS Northings: 115983

OS Grid: ST556159

Mapcode National: GBR MP.NT2G

Mapcode Global: FRA 56CM.B9B

Entry Name: The Yeovil First World War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261382

Location: Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovil

Built-Up Area: Yeovil

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST5515NE YEOVIL CP HIGH STREET (North side)

8/45
The Yeovil First World War
Memorial

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- 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 List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 20 July 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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