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War Memorial at Landue Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Lezant, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5938 / 50°35'37"N

Longitude: -4.3374 / 4°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 234656

OS Northings: 79725

OS Grid: SX346797

Mapcode National: GBR NM.CV0Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 17TH.D25

Entry Name: War Memorial at Landue Bridge

Listing Date: 31 August 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1403224

Location: Lezant, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Lezant

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Lezant

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Summary

War memorial, 1921, constructed of roughly hewn granite.

Description

The granite war memorial consists of a three-stepped base; the lower step is concrete, surmounted by a plinth, tapered shaft and a Celtic cross. The base of the shaft and the plinth carry an inscription in raised metal block capital letters which reads:

“ERECTED IN / GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF / THIS PARISH WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE WAR, / 1914 – 1918. / (NAMES) / “GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT / A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.” / 1939-1945 / (NAMES)

The inscription remembers twelve men who died in WW1 and three men who died in WW2.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 13 December 2016.

History

At a Public Meeting on the 17 November 1919 it was agreed that a granite cross be erected at Landue Bridge, on land given by Mr Tregoning of Landue, to commemorate those who lost their lives during the WW1. The cost of the memorial was met by public subscription. The war memorial was unveiled on Sunday, 15 May 1921.

An inscription honouring those who died during WW2 was added later.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Landue Bridge, located on the A388, and erected in 1921 to commemorate the fallen of WW1, is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: it has strong cultural and historical significance within both a local and national context as an eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community;
* Architectural interest: an elegant war memorial which takes the simple form of the Celtic cross, befitting its sombre purpose.

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