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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckland Brewer, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392413

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503913

Location: Buckland Brewer, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Buckland Brewer

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Buckland Brewer

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


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.

SOURCES: http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.25862/fromUkniwmSearch/1

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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