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Latitude: 50.9654 / 50°57'55"N
Longitude: -4.2526 / 4°15'9"W
OS Eastings: 241915
OS Northings: 120855
OS Grid: SS419208
Mapcode National: GBR KG.MJHW
Mapcode Global: FRA 16ZK.H19
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 26 February 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392413
English Heritage Legacy ID: 503913
Location: Buckland Brewer, Torridge, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Buckland Brewer
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Buckland Brewer
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
1620/0/10009 War Memorial
War Memorial. 1949.
PLAN: A stepped plinth supporting a tapered rectangular shaft surmounted by a Celtic cross. The war memorial is enclosed by a coursed rubble stone wall with coping stones and topped with iron railings. The enclosure is accessed via an iron gate.
EXTERIOR: The front face of the shaft is inscribed "TO OUR FALLEN/HEROES 1914 - 18/" followed by a list of ten names. The inscription continues on the plinth: "WORLD WAR, 1939 - 1945/" followed by a list of eight names. Four of the men commemorated returned to Buckland Brewer.
HISTORY: On the 11th November 1949 the War Memorial was unveiled by Brigadier C.H.M Peto and dedicated by local clergy and dignitaries.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
Buckland Brewer War Memorial is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* An eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community
* The competent design and craftsmanship of this war memorial, with tapered shaft and Celtic cross
* The setting of the war memorial adjacent to the lych gate and outside the Grade II* church
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 8 December 2016.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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