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Latitude: 50.2704 / 50°16'13"N
Longitude: -4.7873 / 4°47'14"W
OS Eastings: 201470
OS Northings: 44878
OS Grid: SX014448
Mapcode National: GBR ZX.G5TN
Mapcode Global: FRA 08V9.YKR
Entry Name: Mevagissey War Memorial
Listing Date: 9 September 2014
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1420128
Location: Mevagissey, Cornwall, PL26
Civil Parish: Mevagissey
Built-Up Area: Mevagissey
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Mevagissey
Church of England Diocese: Truro
War Memorial. Early C20.
War Memorial. Early C20.
MATERIALS: constructed of roughly-dressed granite.
DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is a Celtic cross with an incised edge detail to the column. It stands on a square plinth with rounded corners, on a square base. On the south-east side of the plinth is a dressed-granite inset with an inscription in black metal lettering. The inscription reads:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN / HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF / MEVAGISSEY / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1918/ (NAMES) / 1939 – 1945 / (NAMES)
The inscription records the thirty-one men who lost their lives in the First World War and the twelve men who died in the Second World War.
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, 13 December 2016.
The great age of memorial building was in the aftermath of the First World War. It is not known when the war memorial in Mevagissey, located on St George’s Square was erected and commemorated but it was likely to be during the 1920s. The coursed, granite-stone planters on the south-east side of St George’s Square were added in the 1950s.
The Mevagissey war memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: an accomplished and well-realised war memorial which takes the form of a carved Celtic cross;
* Intactness: the memorial is situated in its original location and survives intact.
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