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Ide War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ide, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.705 / 50°42'18"N

Longitude: -3.557 / 3°33'25"W

OS Eastings: 290148

OS Northings: 90646

OS Grid: SX901906

Mapcode National: GBR P0.54W6

Mapcode Global: FRA 37F6.XQB

Entry Name: Ide War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1423553

Location: Ide, Teignbridge, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ide

Built-Up Area: Ide

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ide St Ida

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Summary

First World War Memorial. Circa 1920, with further inscriptions added after the Second World War.

Description

First World War Memorial. Circa 1920, with further inscriptions added after the Second World War.

MATERIAL: it is constructed of roughly-dressed granite.

PLAN: square in plan.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands on a base of four paving slabs. The west face of the tapering plinth is inscribed in painted black lettering: IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ IDE/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-18. The opposing face carries the inscription: 1914-18 WAR/ (NAMES), while the north face is inscribed: 1939–45 WAR /(NAMES). The tapering shaft has chamfered corners, and this chamfering continues to the terminals of the Latin cross.


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 aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever, with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. One such memorial was erected at the north-east end of the village of Ide to commemorate the twenty-three local men who died during the conflict. It was designed by the vicar who described the design as being based ‘upon the lines of local Devonshire crosses’. After the Second World War a further six names were added in memory of those men who died during the war.

Reasons for Listing

Ide war memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: as a modest, yet dignified and well-carved memorial.

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