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Tintagel Cross War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintagel, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6626 / 50°39'45"N

Longitude: -4.7579 / 4°45'28"W

OS Eastings: 205186

OS Northings: 88404

OS Grid: SX051884

Mapcode National: GBR N1.7MNX

Mapcode Global: FRA 07XB.47L

Entry Name: Tintagel Cross War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 September 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1421322

Location: Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Tintagel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tintagel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Summary

War Memorial. Early C20.

Description

War Memorial. Early C20.

MATERIALS: constructed of roughly-dressed granite.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is a Celtic cross which stands on a tapered square plinth set on a square base. To the east face of the column is a carving in relief of a sword, and beneath, in black metal lettering, is the inscription:

REMEMBER / THESE MEN/ OF/ TINTAGEL/ WHO DIED WHILST/ SERVING / THEIR KING / AND / COUNTRY / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 – 1919

The names of the thirty-three men who lost their lives are listed on the stone plinth below.

To the west face of the column, the inscription reads:

REMEMBER / THESE MEN / OF / TINTAGEL / WHO DIED WHILST / SERVING / THEIR KING / AND / COUNTRY / 1938 -1945

The names of the seven men who died are listed on the inset panel to the plinth below.

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

The great age of memorial building was in the aftermath of the First World War. It is not known when the war memorial in the churchyard of St Materiana Church was erected and commemorated but it was likely to be during the 1920s.

Reasons for Listing

The Tintagel Cross 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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