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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
South Somerset
Town
Bruton
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ARTHUR J PICTOR (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 01st January 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of London
  • Opened
    Date: 19th June 1924
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24791
Current location

Kings School
Bruton
South Somerset
Somerset
BA10 0EF
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 68295 34611
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
MEMORIAL BUILDINGS CONSISTING OF MAIN HALL WITH WOODEN PANELLING AROUND THE WALLS WITH NAMES CARVED ONTO IT. ALSO FOUR LARGE CLASSROOMS, SOME SMALLER ROOMS, THE MORTON LIBRARY AND THE MUSEUM
Inscription
1914 1918/ MEMENTOTE VOS SUPERSTITES/ ILLORUM/ QUI SCHOLAE PATRIAE GENTIUM/ PROPUGNATORES/ VITAM LARGITI/ PROCVI HINC QUIESCUNT/ ONHEKEIN MII AEFE TOYE AFAOOYE/ (NAMES) 1939 PRO PATRIA CERTANTES CORONATI SUNT 1945/ (NAMES) FOUNDATION STONE: THIS STONE WAS LAID BY/ THE RT REV/ A F WINNINGTON-INGRAM/ LORD BISHOP OF LONDON/ ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI/ 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, Henry Somerset
Ashworth, John Percival
Baily, Arthur Alexander Russell
Baker, Hugh Glyn
Barker, Edward
Barlett, Robert Nigel Oldfeld
Barnes, Eric
Barnes, Ralph George
Bazett, Gilbert Knowles
Bazett, Hugo Campbell
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 57
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 57
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
A large project was undertaken to undertake repairs to the building including plumbing, electrical works, window maintenance and Panel to be corrected; Blair Snell was killed 14th November 1941. In 2010, War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £2,500 towards work to the dedicatory panelling within the hall. This included correcting errors which had been identified on the panels such as date of death and rank, repairing water stained areas and mouldings, splits in the wood were repaired with fillets or fillers and doors which could not close were repaired. Unfortunately, due to the extent of some of the corrections required, a number of panels had to be replaced where due to the condition of the reverse of the panels these could not be re-used. Although the hall is listed, Listed Building Consent was not required in this case as the works were like-for-like repair. It is important to consult the local planning authority on all projects regarding listed memorials to establish whether any consents are required; whether consent is required for certain types of work can vary between authorities.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
SCHOOL
Reference

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