A memorial gateway commemorating the Fallen of the First World War.
Reason for Listing
The war memorial gateway to the north east of the church of St. Paul, Chudleigh Knighton, Hennock, Devon 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 utilises contrasting worked stone to create a subtle yet considered design; * Group value: it has strong group value with the church of St. Paul (Grade II).
The memorial at Chudleigh Knighton was built within the main gateway to the mid-C19 Church of St. Paul, and is attached to the rubble stone church walls. It was erected to commemorate the members of the parish who died during the First World War. The design of this memorial takes the relatively unusual form of an archway, and acts as a reminder to the parishioners who pass underneath the gate on their way to services of those who died in the conflict.
A memorial gateway commemorating the people of Chudliegh Knighton who died in the First World War. MATERIAL: an ashlar and rough-hewn granite memorial with a metal gate. DESCRIPTION: the memorial gateway is constructed of ashlar stone gate piers with rubble infill, topped by a three tiered rough-hewn granite lintel, surmounted by a wheel cross. Within the gateway is a metal gate with fleur-de-lis railheads. On the outer face of the lintel's bottom tier is a dedication in raised black lettering that reads, ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN WHO DIES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1918'. The names of those who died are written below.
Imperial War Museum's Inventory of War Memorials: Chudliegh Knighton Memorial 25988
National Grid Reference: SX8456477387
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