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West Huntspill War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Huntspill, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2044 / 51°12'15"N

Longitude: -2.9961 / 2°59'46"W

OS Eastings: 330503

OS Northings: 145487

OS Grid: ST305454

Mapcode National: GBR M5.4JR2

Mapcode Global: VH7D4.0ZXM

Entry Name: West Huntspill War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 August 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1437015

Location: West Huntspill, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA9

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: West Huntspill

Built-Up Area: Huntspill

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A village war memorial of c1920, placed in the churchyard of the Church of St Peter, West Huntspill.

Description

A village war memorial of c. 1920 set in the churchyard of the Church of St Peter, West Huntspill.
MATERIALS & PLAN: the monument is of limestone and takes the form of a cross with wheel head placed above an octagonal shaft, with a square base raised on a three octagonal steps.

The cross head has splayed arms and a flat boss to the centre. The tapered, octagonal shaft is topped by an annulet and cyma-moulded cap with ball ornament. There are broaches above the square base, which has mouldings to its upper corners. The south face is the inscribed wording ‘.TO .THE.GLORY.OF.GOD. / .AND.IN.MEMORY.OF.THE.MEN. / .OF.THIS.PARISH . / .WHO.FELL.IN.THE.GREAT.WAR. / 1914 – 1919’. Below this on the top step of the plinth Is inscribed ‘.ALSO.IN.GRATEFUL. MEMORY. / .OF.THOSE.WHO.FELL.IN. / .WORLD.WAR.II. / 1939 – 1945’. The bottom step has a sunken panel to each face.


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, 23 November 2017.

History

The monument appears to date from c. 1920.

Reasons for Listing

West Huntspill War Memorial, Somerset is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: as an accomplished and well-realised war memorial, which takes the form of a wheelhead cross;
* Group value: the monument has group value with the church of St Peter, West Huntspill (Grade I).

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