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Bishopsteignton War Memorial, Bishopsteignton

Description: Bishopsteignton War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 2014
Building ID: 1422226

OS Grid Reference: SX9087773800
OS Grid Coordinates: 290877, 73800
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5537, -3.5417

Locality: Bishopsteignton
Local Authority: Teignbridge
County: Devon
Postcode: TQ14 9QR

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Listing Text


First and Second World War Memorial.

Reason for Listing

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.


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.


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.

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National Grid Reference: SX9087773800

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