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Dalwood War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dalwood, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.799 / 50°47'56"N

Longitude: -3.0686 / 3°4'6"W

OS Eastings: 324790

OS Northings: 100477

OS Grid: ST247004

Mapcode National: GBR M2.YY52

Mapcode Global: FRA 46GZ.GCH

Entry Name: Dalwood War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425393

Location: Dalwood, East Devon, Devon, EX13

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Dalwood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dalwood St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Summary

First World War memorial, erected circa 1920.

Description

First World War memorial, erected circa 1920.

MATERIALS: carved from granite.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands within the churchyard of the Grade I listed St Peter’s Church, south-west of the Grade II listed C17 Old Yew Cottage and west of the Grade II listed C16 Tucker Arms public house. The memorial comprises a c.1.8m tall, rough-hewn granite cross with Celtic head on a tapering shaft that rises from a trapezoidal granite plinth. The front of the plinth is inscribed ‘TO OUR DALWOOD HEROES 1914-1919’ with sixteen names beneath it. The plinth rests on a square granite base.


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 7 December 2016.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw a huge wave of public commemoration with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. One such memorial was erected in circa 1920 to commemorate the men of Dalwood who died during the conflict.

Reasons for Listing

Dalwood war memorial, which stands within the churchyard of Grade I listed St Peter’s church, 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 during the First World War;
* Group value: with the Grade I listed St Peter’s church, and Grade II listed Old Yew Cottage and Tucker Arms.

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