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East Worlington War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in East Worlington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9079 / 50°54'28"N

Longitude: -3.7466 / 3°44'47"W

OS Eastings: 277298

OS Northings: 113501

OS Grid: SS772135

Mapcode National: GBR L5.R0PG

Mapcode Global: FRA 361P.VLY

Entry Name: East Worlington War Memorial

Listing Date: 11 November 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393519

English Heritage Legacy ID: 506868

Location: East Worlington, North Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: East Worlington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Worlington

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

EAST WORLINGTON

1619/0/10007 BOUNDY'S CROSS
11-NOV-09
East Worlington War Memorial

II
A War Memorial for the dead of the First World War and Second World War. Probably late-1940s. Granite. A stepped octagonal base supporting a tapered rectangular shaft surmounted by a Celtic cross. The war memorial is set within a concrete plinth, enclosed by an earth embankment. The front of the plinth is faced by a dry-stone rubble wall (2009). Three front faces of the base are inscribed with names of the fallen, thirteen from First World War, four from Second World War.

HISTORY: There is no record of an opening ceremony. The memorial is likely to have been constructed in the late-1940s. The concrete plinth was refaced in 2009.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION:
East Worlington War Memorial is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* It forms a poignant reminder of the effects of tragic world events on this local community
* The competent design and craftsmanship of this war memorial, with tapered shaft and Celtic cross, testify to the English commemorative tradition.
* Although a simple monument, it is an elegant and dignified memorial that contributes to the setting of a listed building (Oak Ash and Thorn) and to its rural location.

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.

Reasons for Listing

East Worlington War Memorial is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* It forms a poignant reminder of the effects of tragic world events on this local community
* The competent design and craftsmanship of this war memorial, with tapered shaft and Celtic cross, testify to the English commemorative tradition.
* Although a simple monument, it is an elegant and dignified memorial that contributes to the setting of a listed building (Oak Ash and Thorn) and to its rural location.

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