Huntsham War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1465463
Date first listed:
07-Aug-2019
Statutory Address:
Brampton Down Road, Huntsham, Devon, EX16 7NA

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Location

Statutory Address:
Brampton Down Road, Huntsham, Devon, EX16 7NA

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Huntsham
National Grid Reference:
ST0007620356

Summary

A First World War memorial, erected after 1918.

Reasons for Designation

Huntsham 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:

* for its use of local materials.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised at Huntsham as a permanent testament to the service of local men in the First World War and the sacrifice made by six members of the local community who lost their lives in the conflict.

Little is known about the history of Huntsham War Memorial; however it appears to have been built by someone by the name of Ewings.

Details

A First World War memorial, erected after 1918.

MATERIALS: Granite.

DESCRIPTION: Huntsham War Memorial takes the form of a rough-hewn Latin cross on a three-stepped octagonal base. The east faces of the base are smooth and bear the lead lettering inscriptions. The top step of the base reads: THIS CROSS WAS / ERECTED IN REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO SERVED IN THE / GREAT WAR, / 1914 – 1918. The step below is inscribed AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF followed by six names, while the bottom step lists three further names followed by WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING & COUNTRY.

Sources

Websites
Imperial War Museums War Memorials Register – Huntsham , accessed 28 June 2019 from https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/25319
War Memorials Online Database - Huntsham , accessed 28 June 2019 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/179943

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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