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HER Number:MDV103109
Name:Brentor War Memorial


Large stone war memorial at the north-eastern end of the village comprising a cross on a three tiered stepped rectangular plinth. Details of those who lost their lives in the First World War and the one casualty from the Second World War included. Listed in August 2017.


Grid Reference:SX 481 814
Map Sheet:SX48SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBrentor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to XX - 1918 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Google, 2012, Google Streetview (Website). SDV348799.

War memorial at the road junction at the north-eastern end of the village. It comprises a cross on a three tiered stepped rectangular plinth. Inscribed plaques are set into the top section of the plinth.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

War memorial recorded on modern mapping.

Muriel and Richard Brine, 2015, Devon Heritage, Accessed 06/01/2017 (Website). SDV352499.

The War Memorials in North Brentor consist of a Roll of Honour handwritten on paper inside the parish church and a conspicuous stone Memorial in the centre of the village. The sole World War 2 casualty is recorded only on the stone Memorial.
The following inscription appears on the stone Memorial:
'To the glory of God and in undying memory of brave men who gave their lives for us in the Great War 1914 - 1918.'
Details of those who lost their lives detailed on the webpage.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

The granite memorial stands in the road junction at the centre of North Brentor, facing Christ Church (Grade II-listed) which stands c120m to the south-east. It takes the form of a slim Latin cross, hexagonal in section, rising from a small pedestal. The pedestal stands on a deep two-stepped base, each step having a narrow cornice for the laying of wreaths and floral tributes.
The principal dedicatory inscription is recorded on a cast bronze plaque on the south-east facing side of the pedestal. It reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ & IN UNDYING MEMORY OF/ BRAVE MEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR US/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918. The commemorated First World War names are listed on similar plaques to either side of the pedestal, whilst the later Second World War name is recorded in applied metal lettering on the north-west face.
A small timber bench stands against the south-east side of the memorial.
(Listed 2017)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #1549 ]
SDV348799Website: Google. 2012. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV352499Website: Muriel and Richard Brine. 2015. Devon Heritage. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Accessed 06/01/2017.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 17 2017 11:45AM