St Buryan War Memorial

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Reference WMO251401


St Buryan's Church

Penzance Road

St Buryan


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Composite
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Churchyard walls and adjoining war memorial GV II Churchyard walls and adjoining war memorial C18 walls (partly rebuilt in the C20 reusing original stones), early C20 war memorial to those who died in the 1914-18 World War. Walls are partly granite ashlar, partly granite rubble. Shaped dressed granite copings. The walls surround an irregularly shaped churchyard. There are 2 gateways: The south gateway qv. and an east gateway with steps up between returned churchyard walls. War memorial is built into the churchyard wall south of the church and faces the road. It is of granite ashlar and dressed granite. The memorial is a large ogee-headed arched niche containing a pierced wheel-headed cross with crucifixion over an inscribed plinth which stands on a tabernacle-like pedestal. Part excavated 1985. Found to overlie 3 other walls, the earliest of which is probably the enclosure wall of a late Iron Age enclosed settlement. ("Round"). c Historic England listing entry (the listing includes the walls and gates as well as the memorial.)
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Grade II (England)


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