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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Fremington, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0723 / 51°4'20"N

Longitude: -4.1259 / 4°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 251154

OS Northings: 132483

OS Grid: SS511324

Mapcode National: GBR KN.DLLD

Mapcode Global: FRA 2679.4D8

Plus Code: 9C3Q3VCF+WJ

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 September 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508326

Location: Fremington, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Fremington

Built-Up Area: Fremington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Fremington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description

FREMINGTON

1601/0/10003 CHURCH HILL
06-SEP-10 War Memorial

II
War Memorial built circa 1919.

DESCRIPTON:
A granite Celtic cross atop an elongated shaft, which stands on a tapered rectangular plinth elevated on a stone base. The names of those lost during the First World War appear on the south face of the plinth below the inscription: 'IN PROUD AND GRATEUL MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 ', and below this the inscription 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'; the east face carries the names of the fallen of the Second World War. The war memorial stands in a prominent position within the village of Fremington, adjacent to the Church of St Peter and Fremington Manor (both listed Grade II*).

HISTORY:
Erected to commemorate the men of the parish who fell in the First World War (1914-1918). It was later used to record the names of those who fell in the Second World War (1939-1945).

SOURCES
http:/www.ukniwm.org.uk/ (United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials) accessed on 2 July 2010

REASONS FOR DESIGATION: The war memorial in Fremington is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historical: as a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of world events upon this small community
* Group Value: with the nearby Church of St Peter (listed at Grade II*)


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, 8 December 2016.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Fremington is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historical: as a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of world events upon this small community
* Group Value: with the nearby Church of St Peter (listed at Grade II*)

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