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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
West Devon
Town
Princetown
County
Devon
Country
England
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th May 1928
    Attended by: National Society United States Daughters of 1812 & Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2877
Current location

In grounds/cemetery of HMP Dartmoor
HMP Dartmoor
29 Blackabrook Avenue
Princetown
West Devon
Devon
PL20 6RR
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 58900 74200
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone gateway with dedicatory metal plaque placed on the lintel
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN/ AMERICAN SAILORS AND SOLDIERS/ OF THE WAR 1812 WHO DIED HERE/ THIS MEMORIAL GATEWAY/ IS ERECTED BY THE/ NATIONAL SOCIETY UNITED STATES/ DAUGHTERS OF 1812/ 30TH MAY 1928
Inscription legible?
yes
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 260mm, width 420mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Gate
    Measurements: depth 75mm, height 2800mm, width 2800mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • H M Prison Dartmoor: Commemorative Gate to the American Prisoner of War Cemetery
  • 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
Wooden gate is no longer there- though iron brackets remain
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
Mr. Brett Johnson, curator of HMP Dartmoor museum

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