MSO10317 - War memorial cross at Selworthy (Building)

Summary

A floriated stone cross commemorates 8 villagers who died during World War One and 8 who died in World War Two.

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A war memorial in the form of a simple floriated cross on an octagonal shaft, plinth and two-stepped base. The memorial is of stone and situated by the roadside. The inscription reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE GREAT WAR / 1914 [NAMES] 1918 The memorial commemorates 8 casualties who died in World War One. [1] The memorial is site on a raised paved platform within a garden by the roadside. There are three steps to the rear of the platform for access. The memorial also records the names of those who died in World War Two. This plaque is sited on the front of the lower step of the base, with the World War One inscription on a plaque on the front of the upper step. The second plaque reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE GREAT WAR / 1939 [NAMES] 1945. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Website: Imperial War Museum. United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials. UKNIWM reference 1334.
  • <2> Article in serial: Barber, E. 05/12/1931. The Counties and Shires of Great Britain, Somerset. Country Life. 616-22.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 22 March 2016.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9194 4681 (6m by 7m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18476

Record last edited

Oct 31 2016 8:39AM

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