Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Devon
Town
Bishops Tawton
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5th September 1920
    Attended by: The Vicar, Rev. P. L. Nicholas
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th September 1920
    Attended by: The Vicar, Rev. P. L. Nicholas
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25475

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Current location

Bishops Tawton Church
Old Exeter Road,
Bishops Tawton
North Devon
Devon
EX32 0AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 56548 30115
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three-stepped square base surmounted by tapering shaft and wheel Cross. Inscription on metal plaques attached to three sides of the bottom step. celtic design carved onto the front face of the cross with bosses at each end of the arms and in the centre. The Cross is an exact replica of St. Martin's Cross on Iona in Cornish granite.
Inscription
SIDE ONE: IN PROUD AND HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEN/ OF THIS PARISH WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) SIDE TWO: IN PROUD AND HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEN/ OF THIS PARISH WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) SIDE THREE: THESE ALSO SERVED: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 6
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment
    Order of information: rank,regiment
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 96
    Served and returned: 81
    Died: 15
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 14 feet
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
  • Bishops Tawton 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
Costs

Comments: Cost about £150

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Western Times - Monday 06 September 1920 Page 4 Bishopstawton War Memorial

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