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Bishopsteignton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopsteignton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5537 / 50°33'13"N

Longitude: -3.5417 / 3°32'30"W

OS Eastings: 290877

OS Northings: 73800

OS Grid: SX908738

Mapcode National: GBR P1.230Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GL.Q0S

Entry Name: Bishopsteignton War Memorial

Listing Date: 14 November 2014

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1422226

Location: Bishopsteignton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bishopsteignton

Built-Up Area: Bishopsteignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bishopsteignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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First and Second World War Memorial.


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 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.


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.

Reasons 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.

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