ILFRACOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1293231

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1990

Statutory Address: ILFRACOMBE WAR MEMORIAL, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: ILFRACOMBE WAR MEMORIAL, CHURCH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: North Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Ilfracombe

National Grid Reference: SS 51461 47287

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History

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/01/2017

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ILFRACOMBE CHURCH STREET (West side) Ilfracombe War Memorial

(Formerly listed as War Memorial in Garden of Remembrance)

12/03/90

GV II Memorial to those who died in the 1914/18 war. 1924, by Courtney Pollock. Bronze figure of Victory standing on a plain shafted, Tuscan column and pedestal of granite, this resting on a plinth of two broad, shallow granite steps. On the base of the pedestal, on the east side, is inscribed in lead letters; IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ILFRACOMBE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1918. On the dado of the pedestal, on all four sides, are bronze plaques carrying the names of the dead, and on the south, west and north sides of the base are similar plaques recording the names of those who died in World War II, 1939-45. The granite work was done by JP Huxtable of Ilfracombe. The memorial was dedicated on Armistice Day (November 11th) 1924. It is set in the middle of a Garden of Remembrance on the slope east of the churchyard, and is clearly visible from Church Street. (Ilfracombe Chronicle Gazette and Observer: 8.11.1924; 15.11.1924). Listing NGR: SS5146047288

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 8 December 2016.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 390175

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Sources

Books and journals
'Ilfracombe Chronicle Gazette and Observer' in 8 November, (1924)
'Ilfracombe Chronicle Gazette and Observer' in 15 November, (1924)
Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 08/12/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/98553
War Memorials Register, accessed 08/12/2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/25597

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