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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Teignbridge
Town
Buckfastleigh
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st January 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25814
Current location
  • HOLY TRINITY CHURCH (REDUNDANT)
    Buckfastleigh
    Teignbridge
    Devon
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SX 730 660
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERING SQUARE PLINTH, SHAFT AND CROSS. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH AND AT THE BASE OF THE CROSS. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY A GREEN-PAINTED METAL RAILING FENCE
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF BUCKFASTLEIGH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ "BLESSED ARE THE DEAD THAT DIE IN THE LORD"/ REVELATIN XIV.13 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 28
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname,decorations
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
  • 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
History
1998: PLAN TO MOVE THE MEMORIAL FROM THE CHURCH WHICH WAS DAMAGED BY FIRE AND IS NO LONGER USED, NEARER TO THE CENTRE OF TOWN 2000: PLANS TO MOVE THE MEMORAL ABANDONED. 2004: APPLICATION FOR FUNDING MADE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
BUCKFASTLEIGH DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference

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