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Churchyard Cross and War Memorial, in churchyard, Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Holton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0401 / 51°2'24"N

Longitude: -2.45 / 2°27'0"W

OS Eastings: 368544

OS Northings: 126846

OS Grid: ST685268

Mapcode National: GBR MX.GR37

Mapcode Global: FRA 56RC.HBV

Entry Name: Churchyard Cross and War Memorial, in churchyard, Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 25 January 1985

Last Amended: 25 February 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261727

Location: Holton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA9

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Holton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A C15 village cross, restored as a war memorial following the First World War, altered with an inscription following the Second World War.

Description

A C15 village cross, restored as a war memorial following the First World War, altered with an inscription following the Second World War.

MATERIALS AND PLAN: The cross and memorial are constructed from stone and are square in plan.

DESCRIPTION: The memorial consists of a Celtic-style cross with carved faces, atop a tapering plinth which connects with the socket of the original village cross. On the eastern face of the socket is carved the inscription, "THIS ANCIENT/ CROSS WAS RESTORED IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED/ ON THE TABLET IN THE CHURCH".

The north face of the cross has the carved inscription, "SECOND GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 45".

The cross stands on a stone plinth.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 14 December 2016.

History

A medieval village cross, restored as a war memorial to the fallen of the First World War, c.1920.

Reasons for Listing

The Churchyard Cross and War Memorial in Holton is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as a C15 churchyard cross incorporated into a memorial following the First World War;
* Design: the cross is a well-executed and eloquent design.

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