EAST WORLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1393519
Date first listed:
11-Nov-2009
Statutory Address:
EAST WORLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL, BOUNDY'S CROSS

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Location

Statutory Address:
EAST WORLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL, BOUNDY'S CROSS

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

County:
Devon
District:
North Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
East Worlington
National Grid Reference:
SS7729813501

Reasons for Designation

East Worlington War Memorial is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: * It forms a poignant reminder of the effects of tragic world events on this local community * The competent design and craftsmanship of this war memorial, with tapered shaft and Celtic cross, testify to the English commemorative tradition. * Although a simple monument, it is an elegant and dignified memorial that contributes to the setting of a listed building (Oak Ash and Thorn) and to its rural location.

Details

EAST WORLINGTON

1619/0/10007 BOUNDY'S CROSS 11-NOV-09 East Worlington War Memorial

II A War Memorial for the dead of the First World War and Second World War. Probably late-1940s. Granite. A stepped octagonal base supporting a tapered rectangular shaft surmounted by a Celtic cross. The war memorial is set within a concrete plinth, enclosed by an earth embankment. The front of the plinth is faced by a dry-stone rubble wall (2009). Three front faces of the base are inscribed with names of the fallen, thirteen from First World War, four from Second World War.

HISTORY: There is no record of an opening ceremony. The memorial is likely to have been constructed in the late-1940s. The concrete plinth was refaced in 2009. REASON FOR DESIGNATION: East Worlington War Memorial is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons: * It forms a poignant reminder of the effects of tragic world events on this local community * The competent design and craftsmanship of this war memorial, with tapered shaft and Celtic cross, testify to the English commemorative tradition. * Although a simple monument, it is an elegant and dignified memorial that contributes to the setting of a listed building (Oak Ash and Thorn) and to its rural location.



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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
506868
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 08/12/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/73188
War Memorials Register, accessed 08/12/2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/52219

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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