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Broadhempston War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Broadhempston, Devon

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Latitude: 50.484 / 50°29'2"N

Longitude: -3.6909 / 3°41'27"W

OS Eastings: 280132

OS Northings: 66274

OS Grid: SX801662

Mapcode National: GBR QL.HZC8

Mapcode Global: FRA 374S.CVB

Entry Name: Broadhempston War Memorial

Listing Date: 27 January 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1423582

Location: Broadhempston, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Broadhempston

Built-Up Area: Broadhempston

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Broadhempston St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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A war memorial cross of 1921, constructed of dressed granite.


A war memorial of 1921 date.

MATERIALS: constructed of dressed granite.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial is a freestanding cross on a broad, tapering column. The structure is 11ft 6ins high with a two-stepped, square base on a concrete foundation. The east face of the top step is inscribed with black lettering: GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS."/ WILLIAM GEORGE FIELD, 1st 5th DEVONS,/ JOHN WILLIAM GRANT, 16th ROYAL WARWICKS,/ LEONARD PALK 5th GLOUCESTERS.

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.


Broadhempston War Memorial was dedicated and unveiled in March 1921. It appears to be little altered since its first construction.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial at Broadhempston is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a simple cross design, well-crafted in dressed granite;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered;
* Group value: it groups well with the neighbouring listed buildings.

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