MSO10315 - War Memorial, Dunster Steep, Porlock (Building)
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A war memorial in the form of a sandstone floriated cross. The cross has an octagonal shaft, square plinth and an octagonal four-stepped base. The names of the fallen are on a broad tablet mounted on the front of the base. 25 of the parish died in World War One and 13 in World War Two.  Being a country area and free from bombing, most people fared well in Porlock, although, sad to say, many families lost loved ones as a result of the war. The memorial to the fallen of the First War was erected in 1921. A cross of Doulton stone recorded 24 Porlock men killed. After the Second War the plaque was recarved and the lettering made smaller so that 13 more names could be added.  The memorial is similar in form to the churchyard cross but with a large inscription tablet listing the names of the fallen from both World Wars. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8889 4684 (8m by 9m)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Somerset SMR PRN: 18474
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Aug 14 2014 9:50AM
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