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Cofton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dawlish, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6132 / 50°36'47"N

Longitude: -3.4597 / 3°27'34"W

OS Eastings: 296819

OS Northings: 80290

OS Grid: SX968802

Mapcode National: GBR P3.875Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 37MG.5YY

Plus Code: 9C2RJG7R+74

Entry Name: Cofton War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424477

Location: Dawlish, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dawlish

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cofton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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A war memorial cross of 1920 date, constructed of granite.


A war memorial cross of 1920 by Messrs. Knight and Sons (mason).

MATERIALS: constructed of coarsely dressed local granite.

DESCRIPTION: a square base surmounted by a shaft and wheel cross, and 2.85m in height. Three faces of the base have smooth panels. The east face has the text, TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ COFTON/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. The north and south faces bear the name, regiment and year died of the fallen (11).

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.


Cofton war memorial was dedicated and unveiled on 22 August 1920. It appears to be little altered since its first construction.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial in Cofton, Teignbridge, Devon 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 yet refined cross design, well-crafted in stone;
* Intactness: the structure is unaltered;
* Group value: it makes a positive and important contribution to the churchyard and groups well with the neighbouring church of St Mary (Grade II).

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