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HER Number:MDV100163
Name:Bickleigh War Memorial

Summary

Bickleigh war memorial cross, on the village green.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 519 623
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, BIK01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

Bickleigh war memorial cross on the village green. World War I and World War II.


Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.


TracesofWar.com, 2014, Traces of War, Photo (Website). SDV356183.

This memorial commemorates the residents of Bickleigh who were killed or missing in World War I and World War II.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 45958 (Website). SDV356253.

Granite Cross, two-stepped base surmounted by a tapering plinth, shaft and Latin cross. Inscription in black lettering on two sides of the plinth:
North face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ ALSO IN GRATITUDE FOR THE SAFE RETURN/ OF OTHERS WHO SERVED/ 'THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US.../ THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US, BOTH BY DAY AND BY NIGHT'
South face: ALSO/ (NAMES)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ 2ND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
Surrounded by a gravel area and enclosed by a chain-link and post fence.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. BIK01.
SDV356183Website: TracesofWar.com. 2014. Traces of War. http://en.tracesofwar.com. Website. Photo.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 45958.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4400 - Assessment of Bickleigh Barracks to Woolwell Sewer Diversion

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2014 3:06PM