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HER Number:MDV104042
Name:Bampton War Memorial

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of World War 1.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 955 222
Map Sheet:SS92SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBampton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to XX - 1914 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2011, Bampton War Memorial Cross (Ground Photograph). SDV356240.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'War Meml' marked.


Brine, M. E., 2013, War Memorials (Website). SDV351333.

Bampton war memorial, 1914-1918.
Brine's photograph shows a granite cross on a square stepped plinth.


Mid Devon District Council, 2014, Mid Devon Local List Register of Heritage Assets - Central, The War Memorial, High Street, Bampton (Local List - Register of Heritage Assets). SDV356890.

The War Memorial, High Street, Bampton.

The war memorial with its iron bollards and chains, at the junction of Luke Street and High Street is an important focal point. The cross is made from granite and is in a prominent position in the village.
The inscription on the War Memorial reads:
“To the glory of God and the sacred memory of Forty-one parishioners who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1918 Greater love hath no man than he giveth his life for his friends”
On the plinth are the names of a further 13 who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 war.

Grid Reference: 295568/122280.
Source: Bampton Conservation Area Appraisal
www.bampton.org.uk


Mid Devon District Council, 2014, Register of Heritage Assets, The War Memorial, High Street (Local List - Register of Heritage Assets). SDV356889.

The War Memorial, High Street.

Importance: Granite cross and plinth to honour those who have died in recent wars.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25242 (Website). SDV356253.

Three-stepped base surmounted by tapering square plinth, shaft and cross. Inscription on three sides of the plinth and on front face of the top step. Metal post and chain link fence in front of the memorial and wall surmounted by railings behind it.
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN SACRED MEMORY OF/ FORTY ONE PARISHIONERS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919./ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS THAT HE GIVETH HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS./ (NAMES)/ 19309 - 1945/ (NAMES)


Historic England, 2017, Bampton War Memorial Cross, High Street, Bampton (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360067.

Decision to add Bampton War Memorial Cross to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION
Bampton War Memorial Cross, which stands at the junction of South Molton Road and High Street, is
recommended for listing at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
Architectural interest: a simple yet poignant war memorial cross in Devon granite.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63514 ]
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website.
SDV356240Ground Photograph: Walls, S.. 2011. Bampton War Memorial Cross. The Materiality of Remembrance. Digital.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25242.
SDV356889Local List - Register of Heritage Assets: Mid Devon District Council. 2014. Register of Heritage Assets. Mid Devon District Council. Digital. The War Memorial, High Street.
SDV356890Local List - Register of Heritage Assets: Mid Devon District Council. 2014. Mid Devon Local List Register of Heritage Assets - Central. Mid Devon District Council. Digital. The War Memorial, High Street, Bampton.
SDV360067List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2017. Bampton War Memorial Cross, High Street, Bampton. Additions and Amendments to Checklist. digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2017 5:22PM