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North Cheriton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in North Cheriton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0307 / 51°1'50"N

Longitude: -2.4467 / 2°26'48"W

OS Eastings: 368771

OS Northings: 125803

OS Grid: ST687258

Mapcode National: GBR MX.HCYF

Mapcode Global: FRA 56RD.BM7

Entry Name: North Cheriton War Memorial

Listing Date: 24 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424228

Location: North Cheriton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA8

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: North Cheriton

Built-Up Area: North Cheriton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A war memorial erected in the 1920s dedicated to the local men who lost their lives whilst serving their country during the First World War and the Second World War.

Description

A war memorial erected in the 1920s dedicated to the local men who lost their lives whilst serving their country during the First World War and the Second World War.
The memorial consists of a gently tapering stone column topped with a Latin cross with carved foliage at its base. Halfway up the column shaft are decorative brackets with carved foliage. The column is set on a square snecked stone base which is surrounded by snecked stone steps. The stone rubble base to the cross carries three stone plaques inscribed with black lettering, each reading:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
(NAMES) / FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
AND/ IN THE MEMORY OF/ THE FALLEN / OF THE 2ND WORLD WAR / 1939-1945/ (NAME)

The memorial stands opposite the village stock (qv) and the entrance to the churchyard of St John the Baptist Church (qv).

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, 16 December 2016.

History

A war memorial erected in the 1920s to commemorate the men from the village of North Cheriton, Somerset, who lost their lives whilst serving their country during the First World War and subsequently during the Second World War. The war memorial with its steps is first marked on the Ordnance Survey map published in 1930.

Reasons for Listing

The North Cheriton 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 made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a simple but imposing column and cross design, well-crafted in stone with delicately carved foliage;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered;
* Group value: it groups well with the nearby listed buildings.

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