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War Memorial Gateway to the north east of the church of St. Paul

A Grade II Listed Building in Hennock, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5849 / 50°35'5"N

Longitude: -3.632 / 3°37'55"W

OS Eastings: 284561

OS Northings: 77399

OS Grid: SX845773

Mapcode National: GBR QP.WGKC

Mapcode Global: FRA 378J.BVT

Entry Name: War Memorial Gateway to the north east of the church of St. Paul

Listing Date: 30 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1423850

Location: Hennock, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Hennock

Built-Up Area: Chudleigh Knighton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chudleigh Knighton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Summary

A memorial gateway commemorating the Fallen of the First World War.

Description

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.

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 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.

Reasons 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).

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