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Brewham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Brewham, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1235 / 51°7'24"N

Longitude: -2.4014 / 2°24'4"W

OS Eastings: 372005

OS Northings: 136103

OS Grid: ST720361

Mapcode National: GBR MZ.9KDP

Mapcode Global: VH97Y.B1B1

Entry Name: Brewham War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424113

Location: Brewham, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Brewham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A war memorial erected after the First World War dedicated to the men of Brewham who lost their lives whilst serving their country, and subsequently to those who lost their lives in the Second World War.

Description

A war memorial erected after the First World War dedicated to the men of Brewham who lost their lives whilst serving their country, and subsequently to those who lost their lives in the Second World War.
The monument is constructed in marble and consists of an obelisk set on a square plinth. To its front the top of the obelisk has, carved in relief, a wreath with below an unfurled flag. The sides of the square base are inscribed with leaded lettering:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD - AND IN GRATEFUL - MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED - IN THE - GREAT WAR - 1914 -1918 - (3 Names)
THE LORD REDEEMETH THE SOUL OF - HIS SERVANTS; AND NONE OF THEM - THAT TRUST IN HIM SHALL BE DESOLATE - PSALM. XXXIV. 22
1939-1945 - (2 Names) - GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN - THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN - HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. ST JOHN. XV.13
(9 Names)


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, 11 December 2016.

History

The war memorial in the rural parish of Brewham was erected in the churchyard of St John the Baptist after the First World War to commemorate the men from the village who had lost their life whilst serving their country and, subsequently those who had lost their life whilst serving their country during the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

The Brewham 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: a simple obelisk design, well-crafted in marble with an intricate carved relief;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered;
* Group value: it groups well with the nearby listed buildings.

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