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Latitude: 51.0624 / 51°3'44"N
Longitude: -4.0053 / 4°0'19"W
OS Eastings: 259576
OS Northings: 131147
OS Grid: SS595311
Mapcode National: GBR KT.F758
Mapcode Global: FRA 26H9.X05
Entry Name: Landkey War Memorial
Listing Date: 12 July 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393873
English Heritage Legacy ID: 508119
Location: Landkey, North Devon, Devon, EX32
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Landkey
Built-Up Area: Landkey
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Landkey St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
1615/0/10008 MANOR ROAD
12-JUL-10 Landkey War Memorial
Also Known As: Landkey War Memorial, BLAKES HILL ROAD
War memorial. Circa 1919. Granite. A tall patee cross with chamfered edges, stopped above the base - the form of cross is particularly associated with the medieval wayside and churchyard crosses of Cornwall and Devon. The cross is supported by a rectangular block with shouldered corners, carrying the inscriptions in metal letters: the fallen of the First World War are commemorated on the east face, and those of the Second World War on the north face. The memorial is raised on two octagonal steps of the same granite, and the whole is surrounded on three sides by a low stone wall, with railings completing the west side of the enclosure.
HISTORY: The war memorial was built circa 1919, to commemorate the nine men of the parish of Landkey who fell in the First World War of 1914-18; the names of the four lost in the Second World War of 1939-45 were added later. The memorial occupies a prominent position within the village, facing east, at a fork in the road in front of Landkey's Methodist Chapel (q.v.).
http:/www.ukniwm.org.uk/ (United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials) accessed on 27 April 2010
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The war memorial at Landkey is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historical: as a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of world events upon this small community
* Design: for the design and craftsmanship of the striking granite patee cross
* Group Value: with the nearby Methodist Church (listed at Grade II)
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 8 December 2016.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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