Bishopsteignton War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1422226
Date first listed:
14-Nov-2014
Location Description:
Fore Street, Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Location

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Location Description:
Fore Street, Bishopsteignton, Devon
County:
Devon
District:
Teignbridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Bishopsteignton
National Grid Reference:
SX9087773800

Summary

First and Second World War Memorial.

Reasons for Designation

The Bishopsteignton War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20; * Architectural interest: it is a thoughtful and well-executed design.

History

Bishopsteington’s war memorial stands at the top of a raised platform adjacent to the pavement. It was first erected to commemorate those who died during the First World War. Later a stone plaque and flower vase was added at the base of the memorial to commemorate the Fallen of the Second World War.

Details

First and Second World War Memorial.

MATERIAL: granite.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial has a flat base surmounted by a tapering plinth, and a Celtic–style wheel cross. The plinth contains recessed panels. The front panel included lettering which reads-‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE IMMORTAL/ MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN OF/ BISHOPSTEIGNTON/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS’. The two side panels include the names of those who died, ordered by the date of their passing. In a well space in front of the base is a stone plaque that commemorates those who died during the Second World War, with lettering that reads-‘ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WOLD WAR 1938-45’, with the names of the fallen set out below.

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, 27 February 2018.

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 08/12/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/190295
War Memorials Register, accessed 27 February 2018 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/72377

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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