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St Stephen Churchtown Cemetery War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3449 / 50°20'41"N

Longitude: -4.8894 / 4°53'21"W

OS Eastings: 194519

OS Northings: 53437

OS Grid: SW945534

Mapcode National: GBR ZR.08ZM

Mapcode Global: FRA 08N4.10L

Entry Name: St Stephen Churchtown Cemetery War Memorial

Listing Date: 20 April 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1407749

Location: St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Stephen-in-Brannel

Built-Up Area: St Stephen

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Stephen-in-Brannel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Summary

First World War memorial, erected in 1921.

Description

The memorial is of granite stone construction, with a Celtic Cross above a shaft with a Celtic knot design, on a square plinth, with recessed slate panels on all sides. One of the slate panels in the plinth bears the following inscription:

"TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919"

The names of the fallen are inscribed in the slate panels on all sides of the plinth.


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, 10 August 2017.

History

The war memorial stands in St Stephen Churchtown Cemetery. It was erected in 1921 and was funded through public subscription. The names of those from the parish who fell during the Great War are remembered on this monument.

Reasons for Listing

St Stephen Churchtown Cemetery War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historic interest: as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by this community in World War One, it is of strong historic and cultural significance both at a local and a national level
* Artistic interest: it is an elegantly detailed monument

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