Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
Mid Devon
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
  • Opened
    Date: 03/04/1929
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 30 May 1928
    Attended by: Lady Heathcoat Amory, Katherine Maud Lazenby JP, Marjorie Lansdown Gregory
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Current location

The War Memorial Hall
Angel Hill
Mid Devon
EX16 6PE

OS Grid Ref: SS 95390 12504
Denomination: Undefined

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Large brick building with a concrete facade, coloured to resemble stonework, with detailing coloured sandstone yellow, including an impressive open porch supported by Doric columns spanning the pavement. In the apex of the porch is a nowy-headed sandstone plaque, at the top of which is a carving of an eternal flame piercing a laurel wreath, which is set above a roundel bearing the town seal, with the dates of the conflict carved to each side, and the inscription Tiverton Memorial incised upon a scroll. Along a band of grey-coloured concrete to the left of the porch are incised the names of three ladies who laid foundation stones on May 30th 1928, whilst between windows above there is a slate plate incised with partial details of the function and history of the building. There is also a VC tablet (WMR 97699) between the porch and the above slate tablet. A sandstone arch, again on Doric columns, leads to the extensive rear of the building, at the end of which is a caretaker's accommodation, with a cast metal plate entitled 'Memorial Cottage' at the entrance to its yard. This building was constructed on the site of the former Angel Hotel, within which the scheme to create a Library as the town's War Memorial was inaugurated in April 1919, with the Library opening in November 1920. An appeal was launched for a new building and the hotel was demolished early in 1928, with the foundation stones for the new building being laid in May, and it was completed in 1929. Signs over the side arches to the porch signify that the building is presently used as the Headquarters of the Tiverton Branch of the Royal British Legion.
On the plate above the porch: 1914 1918/ Sigillum oppidi de Tyverton/ Tiverton Memorial On the Foundation Stones: May 30th 1928/ Lady Heathcot Amory/ Katherine Maud Lazenby JP/ Marjorie Lansdowne Gregory. Slate Plaque-Tiverton Memorial Hall/This building was originally funded by public subscription/to honour those citizens of Tiverton who fell/in the Great War 1914-1918/Their names are inscribed on tablets in the/Memorial Room/as are the names of those who fell in World War II/and more recent conflicts On cast plate to rear of the building: Memorial Cottage On internal plaques: Unknown
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Amory, Ludovic H.
Arnold, H E
Babb, E H
Bailey, G
Baillie, T.
Baillie, D.
Baillie, E. H.
Baker, A
Baker, W O
Bale, R
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  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 281
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 281
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unknown
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 80
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 80
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unknown
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Concrete
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 35mm, height 460mm, width 710mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Tiverton Town Council

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