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Doynton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Doynton, South Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4651 / 51°27'54"N

Longitude: -2.4037 / 2°24'13"W

OS Eastings: 372054

OS Northings: 174090

OS Grid: ST720740

Mapcode National: GBR JZ.LXS4

Mapcode Global: VH966.9F4Q

Entry Name: Doynton War Memorial

Listing Date: 29 May 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1426472

Location: Doynton, South Gloucestershire, BS30

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Doynton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Doynton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Summary

First World War memorial, erected in c1921.

Description

First World War memorial, erected in c1921.

MATERIALS: carved from limestone.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands in the churchyard of the Grade II* church of the Holy Trinity. It comprises a two-stepped base on which stands a tall, classically-styled plinth with moulded recessed panels to each of the four sides and a stone pyramidal cap. Its front (south) face carries a plaque which is inscribed: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-18/ (NAMES and RANK)/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY. The right (east) return is inscribed: IN REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE IN/ THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (NAMES and RANK)/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY. The plinth is surmounted by a simply-carved Latin cross.

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 early 1920s to commemorate the ten servicemen from Doynton who died during the conflict. A further plaque was added after the Second World War in memory of the three men who lost their lives during between 1939 and 1945. The war memorial was restored and re-dedicated in 2014.

Reasons for Listing

Doynton war memorial, erected in c.1921, 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 the Grade II* listed Holy Trinity church, and a number of listed chest tombs (Grade II).

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