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Ashcombe War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashcombe, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6019 / 50°36'6"N

Longitude: -3.5148 / 3°30'53"W

OS Eastings: 292896

OS Northings: 79116

OS Grid: SX928791

Mapcode National: GBR P1.JY15

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JG.VYB

Entry Name: Ashcombe War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 January 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1422599

Location: Ashcombe, Teignbridge, Devon, EX7

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashcombe St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Summary

War Memorial, erected in 1920, originally built to commemorate the First World War, the details of those who fell during the Second World War were added later.

Description

War Memorial, erected in 1920, originally built to commemorate the First World War, the details of those who fell during the Second World War were added later.

MATERIAL: granite.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial takes the form of simple elongated roughly-dressed stone cross on a stone plinth. Black raised lettering has been applied to the front flat fee of the plinth, reading 1914 - 1918 / DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY / (NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) / SERVED OVERSEAS / (NAMES) / ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS.


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.

History

The memorial at Aschombe, Devon was erected by local parishioners and unveiled on 19 September 1920. Originally intended to commemorate the First World War, the details of those who fell during the Second World War were also later added. Some of the lettering has been repaired and two names were added in 1991.

Reasons for Listing

The Aschombe 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: as a memorial with a modest and sombre design.

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