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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Devon
Town
Barnstaple
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999), Gulf War (1990-1991), Falklands Conflict (1982), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Aden Emergency (1963-1967), Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Korean War (1950-1953), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
J Wippell & Co. Ltd (Designer)
J Wippell & Co. Ltd (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 October 1922
    Attended by: Colonel The Earl Lord Fortescue K.C.B., A.D.C., TD. Lord Lieutenant of the County of Devon.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 October 1922
    Attended by: Rev. C. W. Gwenap Moore D.S.O. Chaplain of the Forces
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
796

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Current location

At north entrance to park
Rock Park
New Road
Barnstaple
North Devon
Devon
EX32 9AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 56136 32666
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Devonshire grey granite cross on pedestal which stands on three steps. At the cap of the pedestal rests a carved and moulded bronze wreath. There are bronze panels on the front and back of the pedestal, with the dedications and list of names. Lettering in bold relief. Added plaque relating to wars subsequent to Second World War.
Inscription
Cross: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN FROM BARNSTAPLE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names)/ Plaque: ALSO/ IN REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE MEN/ OF THE BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES 1939-1945./ WHOSE NAMES ARE/ RECORDED IN THE/ GUILDHALL Plaque:(added in 2002) IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE CONFLICTS/SINCE / WORLD WAR II./ ADEN, BORNEO, BOSNIA,/ CYPRUS, DHOFAR, FALKLANDS,/ GULF, KENYA, KOREA,/ MALAYA, NORTHERN IRELAND,/ OMAN, HADFAN, SUEZ.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cann, Alfred
Holmes, William Zeele
Hooper, Frederick John
Hunt, Stephen William
Hutchings, William
Huxtable, George
Huxtable, Henry James
Ingerson, Philip John
Isaac, H M
Jewell, Arthur
See details for all 127 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 227
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 227
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth C 1500M, width C 1500M
    Materials: Granite
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL INCLUDING POSTS AND CHAINS
  • 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
2000: NAMES OF THE WW2 FALLEN ARE TO BE ADDED 2001: AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION IT WAS DECIDED TO ADD THE NAMES OF THE CONFLICTS AS OPPOSED TO THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN
Costs

Site: £738

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Barnstaple News - 8 June 2000; - 'Fallen of second World War to be put on memorial' page 8
  • Full details of all the WW1 casualties-www.devonheritage.org/Places/Barnstaple/BarnstapleAtoC1914memorial.htm
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Barnstaple News - 29 August 2002 - 'War memorial anger rises again in the park' 'Stone slab slammed as monstrocity' page 4
  • Barnstaple News ; 28 June 2001 - 'More conflicts to be rembered at memorial' page 12

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