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Dyrham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyrham and Hinton, South Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4806 / 51°28'50"N

Longitude: -2.374 / 2°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 374123

OS Northings: 175806

OS Grid: ST741758

Mapcode National: GBR 0PB.0M9

Mapcode Global: VH966.S1TS

Entry Name: Dyrham War Memorial

Listing Date: 24 April 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1426033

Location: Dyrham and Hinton, South Gloucestershire, SN14

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Dyrham and Hinton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Dyrham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Summary

War memorial, probably erected in the 1920s; further inscriptions added after the Second World War.

Description

War memorial, probably erected in the 1920s; further inscriptions added after the Second World War.

MATERIALS: constructed of limestone.

PLAN: octagonal on plan.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial takes the form of a tapering, chamfered cross shaft with a narrow plinth and an octagonal, three-stepped base. The pedestal’s east face carries the inscription: TO/ THE HONOURED/ MEMORY/ OF/ THESE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH/ WHO/ DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918; while the west face is inscribed: ALSO OF/ THOSE WHO FELL/ 1939-1945. The names of the Fallen are inscribed on the risers of the upper steps. The cross is simply carved, with fleur-de-lys terminals.

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, 11 January 2017.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was erected, probably in the 1920s, in the churchyard of St Peter’s church, Dyrham to commemorate the eight men of the parish who died during this conflict. Seven further names were added after the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Dyrham 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.
* Group value: with a number of listed buildings including the church of St Peter (Grade I), which provides its backdrop.

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