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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Otterton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6591 / 50°39'32"N

Longitude: -3.3032 / 3°18'11"W

OS Eastings: 307984

OS Northings: 85194

OS Grid: SY079851

Mapcode National: GBR P7.77KK

Mapcode Global: FRA 37ZB.DYZ

Plus Code: 9C2RMM5W+MP

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 March 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505914

Location: Otterton, East Devon, Devon, EX9

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Otterton

Built-Up Area: Otterton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Otterton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description


OTTERTON

1587/0/10007 ST MICHAELS CLOSE
05-MAR-09 (Centre of)
War Memorial

II
War Memorial. Granite. A two stepped square stone base surmounted by a chamfered granite cross on a square plinth. On the stone plinth to the base of the cross is the inscription:

THIS MEMORIAL/WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS/TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF/THE MEN OF OTTERTON/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/THESE MEN OF OURS, UNSELFISH, UNAFRAID/WENT TO THE WORLD-WIDE FIGHT/FORGET NOT HOW THEY FOUGHT, AND HOW WE PRAYED/FOR ENGLAND AND THE RIGHT/THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVERMORE/R.I.P./(NAMES)/1939-1945/(NAMES)

HISTORY: The war memorial was unveiled by Lord Clinton on 1 August 1920. In 2008 the base and perimeter path was restored.

SOURCES:

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The Otterton 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 large chamfered granite cross


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 7 December 2016.

Reasons for Listing


The Otterton War Memorial has been 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 large chamfered granite cross

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