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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Exeter
Town
Exeter
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W MORRIS ART BRONZE FOUNDRY (Founder / Foundry)
JOHN ANGEL RA (Sculptor)
A B Burton (Founder / Foundry)
MESSRS EASTON AND SON (Builder)
MR BENNETT OF EXETER (Architect)
MR SIDNEY GREENSLADE (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th July 1923
    Attended by: RT HON EARL BEATTY OM GCB GCVO DSO DCL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th July 1923
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Crediton
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2110
Current location

Northernhay Gardens
Northernhay Gate
Exeter
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3SA
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 91984 92980
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross shaped plinth surmounted by octagonal column and bronze statue of peace standing on a dragon. On the four corners of the plinth are bronze seated figures of a soldier, a sailor, a nurse and a prisoner of war. Each statue is one and a half times life size. Whole stands on a paved area with three steps leading up to it on one side. WW1 inscription carved around the top of the plinth and WW2 inscription is on a bronze plaque on the plinth below the soldier figure.
Inscription
(Top of plinth): IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF EXETER AND DEVON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (Plaque): THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 (Exact line spacing unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 300MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Exeter City War Memorial
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Times 1 May 1922 p.16 Peace figure exhibited at Royal Academy 1922.
  • Other website EXETER - THE NORTHERNHAY WAR MEMORIAL tiny.cc/sxk2uw
  • A CENTURY OF STATUES. THE HISTORY OF THE MORRIS SINGER FOUNDRY by JAMES, DUNCAN 45 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:THE MORRIS SINGER FOUNDRY LTD 1984 BASINGSTOKE

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