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High Ham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in High Ham, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.076 / 51°4'33"N

Longitude: -2.8217 / 2°49'18"W

OS Eastings: 342531

OS Northings: 131062

OS Grid: ST425310

Mapcode National: GBR MF.DDY4

Mapcode Global: FRA 46Z8.NKC

Entry Name: High Ham War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 April 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424764

Location: High Ham, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: High Ham

Built-Up Area: High Ham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

High Ham war memorial, erected to commemorate those lost in the First World War, standing in the churchyard of the church of St Andrew.

Description


War memorial. Circa 1919.

MATERIALS: Ham stone.

DESCRIPTION: a cross surmounted by a canopied crucifix, with a circlet of angels bearing shields at the top of the octagonal shaft. The cross is mounted on an octagonal base; against the south face, a stone plaque with moulded top bears the inscription: ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE SONS OF HIGH HAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918’.


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 was constructed some time after 1919, to commemorate the men of the parish of High Ham who fell during the First World War of 1914-1918. The memorial stands in the churchyard of the church of St Andrew, listed at Grade I, immediately to the east of the south porch of the church.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at High Ham 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: taking the form of a churchyard cross, with detailed carving, the memorial makes a harmonious addition to the churchyard in which it is set;
* Group value: with the church of St Andrew, listed at Grade I, the churchyard walls, and three listed monuments standing within the churchyard, as well as with a number of other listed buildings nearby.

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