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Templecombe War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbas and Templecombe, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0028 / 51°0'9"N

Longitude: -2.4169 / 2°25'0"W

OS Eastings: 370843

OS Northings: 122678

OS Grid: ST708226

Mapcode National: GBR MZ.K1GY

Mapcode Global: FRA 56TG.J75

Entry Name: Templecombe War Memorial

Listing Date: 24 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1423981

Location: Abbas and Templecombe, South Somerset, Somerset, BA8

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Abbas and Templecombe

Built-Up Area: Templecombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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A war memorial, dating from circa 1921, architect unknown.


A war memorial, dating from circa 1921, architect unknown.

MATERIALS: local stone.

PLAN: the memorial’s platform is circa 1.5m square.

DESCRIPTION: the structure takes the form of a floriated cross circa 4.5m high, formed of an octagonal shaft extending into a cross of octagonal section, with cusping to the arms. The shaft is set into a square-set plinth with chamfered edges to the top and a moulded base. The plinth stands upon a three-stepped, octagonal stone platform. The top step of the platform carries the carved inscription around all eight sides: REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIED ACROSS THE SEA FOR ENGLAND’S LIBERTY. The inscription is in a very elaborate Serif font.

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, 14 December 2016.


The war memorial in Templecombe was erected in circa 1921. It commemorated the 23 men of the village who had lost their lives during of the First World War. It was set up in the churchyard of the church of St Mary, on the main road through the village.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Templecombe 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 made in the conflicts of the C20;
Design: as an elegant and well-crafted stone cross in the medieval tradition;
* Group value: with the neighbouring listed buildings, including the church of St Mary (Grade II*) and Church House (Grade II).

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