War memorial protected by Historic England with listing

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 July 2017

The War Memorial in Worle High Street.

The War Memorial in Worle High Street.

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A war memorial in Worle has been listed by Historic England.

Worle's war memorial in the 1960s.Worle's war memorial in the 1960s.

The memorial, in High Street, was created in 1922 to remember the 28 men from the area who died in World War One. The £500 cost was raised through public subscriptions.

Further inscriptions for 18 servicemen and six civilians were added after World War Two, and another after a soldier died in active service in 1993.

The oak entrance gates were vandalised in 1959 and replaced with wrought-iron ones.

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Members of Worle History Society, and notably Peter Johnson and Frank Gosden, worked to get the Historic England Grade II listing.

The heritage body describes it as an ‘unusual, well-carved and architecturally distinctively tribute to the fallen’ which is a reminder of the impact of World War One on Worle.

The Grade II listing means the memorial is of special interest, and changes cannot be made without listed building consent.

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