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Sampford Brett War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Williton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1538 / 51°9'13"N

Longitude: -3.3036 / 3°18'12"W

OS Eastings: 308924

OS Northings: 140197

OS Grid: ST089401

Mapcode National: GBR LR.7QWG

Mapcode Global: VH6GW.P8CC

Entry Name: Sampford Brett War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 October 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1437846

Location: Sampford Brett, West Somerset, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Sampford Brett

Built-Up Area: Williton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

War memorial, erected in 1919.

Description

War memorial, erected in 1919.

MATERIALS: roughly hewn granite, with inscription in black metal lettering.

DESCRIPTION: located to the west of the Church of St George (Grade II*), the war memorial is bounded on its north and west side by the churchyard wall and railings (Grade II). It comprises a Celtic-style wheel cross surmounted on a rectangular pedestal with rounded corners. On the west face of the pedestal is an inscription in black metal lettering that reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES) / THIS CROSS IS ERECTED / BY THE PARISHIONERS 1919

The inscription records the six men of the parish who died during the First World War.


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, 23 November 2017.

History

The great age of memorial building was in the aftermath of the First World War, with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. The Sampford Brett War Memorial was funded by the parishioners and erected and commemorated in 1919.

Reasons for Listing

Sampford Brett War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War;
* Architectural interest: an accomplished and well-realised design in the form of a Celtic-style wheel cross;
* Intactness: the memorial survives intact in its original location;
* Group value: it has group value with the Grade II* Church of St George and the Grade II churchyard walls and railings.

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