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War Memorial in the churchyard of the church of St Michael the Archangel

A Grade II Listed Building in Teignmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5474 / 50°32'50"N

Longitude: -3.4919 / 3°29'30"W

OS Eastings: 294393

OS Northings: 73026

OS Grid: SX943730

Mapcode National: GBR P2.7QG9

Mapcode Global: FRA 37KM.CF9

Entry Name: War Memorial in the churchyard of the church of St Michael the Archangel

Listing Date: 17 March 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1425452

Location: Teignmouth, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ14

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Teignmouth

Built-Up Area: Teignmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: East Teignmouth

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Summary

A war memorial, designer unknown, constructed circa 1921.

Description

A war memorial, designer unknown, constructed circa 1921.

MATERIALS: the memorial is constructed from rough-faced granite, with a rendered brick plinth.

PLAN: the war memorial cross is set upon a square platform.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial takes the form of a Latin cross, in rough-faced granite, set on a base in three, stepped, stages, also in rough-faced granite. The front face of each step of the base has an inset smooth panel which carries a series of inscriptions which read GREATER LOVE HATH / NO MAN THAN THIS THAN A / MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIENDS / 1914 ‘INVICTIS PAX’ 1919 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD, / IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE SAILORS, / SOLDIERS AND AIR MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. The whole stands on a high, rendered brick plinth which raises the rest of the memorial above the height of the adjacent boundary wall of the churchyard.


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 war memorial was erected after about 1921, in a prominent location, in the churchyard of the parish church of St Michael the Archangel, on the sea front.

The memorial was set up to honour the Fallen of the First World War.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial cross at the church of St Michael the Archangel in Teignmouth 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;
* Group value: with the church of St Michael the Archangel (Grade II), and its boundary walls, gates and gatepiers (Grade II), which provides its setting.

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