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North Hill War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in North Hill, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5792 / 50°34'45"N

Longitude: -4.4271 / 4°25'37"W

OS Eastings: 228255

OS Northings: 78305

OS Grid: SX282783

Mapcode National: GBR NH.DW32

Mapcode Global: FRA 17MJ.M30

Entry Name: North Hill War Memorial

Listing Date: 11 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1422417

Location: North Hill, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: North Hill

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: North Hill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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A First and Second World War memorial, unveiled in 1919.


A First and Second World War memorial, unveiled in 1919.

MATERIAL: granite.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial consists of a wheel cross and tapering shaft, decorated with a raised-stone longsword, surmounted on a three-tiered base and surrounded by a set of metal railings to the north. The dedication on the front (north) face of the top tier reads, in raised black lettering, 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR KING/ AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919, with the fourteen names of those who died during the First World War on the middle tier. The bottom tier reads, 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS'. The west faces reads 1939-1945 and the names of four men who died during the Second World War.

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.


The war memorial at Congdon's Shop crossroad was erected to commemorate the parishioners of North Hill who died during the First World War. A piece of land for the memorial was given by Mr Alfred Barriball and local stone masons were asked to submit designs. A united service was held to dedicate the memorial on 16 December 1919. It was unveiled by Mr Barriball. Further names were later added to commemorate the men of the parish who died in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

The North Hill War Memorial on land adjacent to the crossroads at Congdon’s Shop is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a simple yet well-crafted wheel-cross design;
* Group value: it has group value with the C19 pump house opposite (listed Grade II).

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