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Barton St David War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Barton St David, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0834 / 51°5'0"N

Longitude: -2.6552 / 2°39'18"W

OS Eastings: 354202

OS Northings: 131773

OS Grid: ST542317

Mapcode National: GBR MN.D13F

Mapcode Global: FRA 56B8.1DZ

Entry Name: Barton St David War Memorial

Listing Date: 10 June 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1433849

Location: Barton St. David, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Barton St. David

Built-Up Area: Barton St David

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

First World War memorial of 1920s date, with later additions for the Second World War, set within a garden of remembrance.

Description

First World War memorial obelisk of 1920s date, with later additions for the Second World War, set within a garden of remembrance.

MATERIALS: constructed of stone.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial is an obelisk, square on plan, with a tapering shaft mounted on a tall tapering plinth with moulded panels and a shallow base. The top of the front face of the shaft has a wreath emblem and LEST WE/ FORGET in relief. The plinth front face is inscribed: IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ 1939 (Name) 1945. The left and right faces are inscribed: ROLL OF HONOUR/ (Names). It stands within a paved garden of remembrance with a rubble stone front wall with iron gate, and an iron railed fence to the rear.

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, 15 December 2016.

History

The war memorial to members of Barton St David Parish who served in the First World War was erected in the 1920s. It is shown on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1930. The memorial was later updated with a tribute to those who served in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Barton St David, Somerset 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 has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a well-crafted obelisk in dressed stone;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered.

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