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Merriott War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Merriott, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9123 / 50°54'44"N

Longitude: -2.7945 / 2°47'40"W

OS Eastings: 344240

OS Northings: 112837

OS Grid: ST442128

Mapcode National: GBR MG.QV46

Mapcode Global: FRA 561P.M4F

Entry Name: Merriott War Memorial

Listing Date: 14 April 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424763

Location: Merriott, South Somerset, Somerset, TA16

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Merriott

Built-Up Area: Merriott

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Merriott

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Summary

Merriott war memorial, a Latin cross of Ham stone, erected after the First World War.

Description

War memorial. Circa 1919.

MATERIALS: Ham stone, with bronze plaques.

DESCRIPTION: a chamfered Latin cross, mounted on a rectangular plinth; the plinth is supported by a three-stepped stone base. On each of the plinth’s four sides, a bronze plaque with white incised lettering, set within a recessed panel, recording the names of those lost in the two world wars.

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, 14 December 2016.

History

The war memorial is understood to have been constructed circa 1919, to commemorate the 33 men of the parish of Merriott who fell during the First World War of 1914-1918; the names of the 10 lost in the Second World War of 1939-1945 were added later. The memorial stands in the churchyard of the church of All Saints, listed at Grade II*, to the west of the church.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Merriott 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: for its a dignified, simple design, with elegant lettering to the inscribed bronze plaques, making a harmonious addition to the churchyard in which it is set;
* Group Value: with the church of All Saints, listed at Grade II*, the churchyard walls and lychgate, and numerous listed monuments standing within the churchyard, as well as with the adjacent former Sunday school, and the Old Vicarage.

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