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HER Number:MDV104055
Name:Bow Parish War Memorial Cross, St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Nymet Tracey

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of both World Wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 727 006
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBow
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBOW

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

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.


Walls, S., 2010, Bow War Memorial Cross (Ground Photograph). SDV356251.


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

Nymet Tracey and Bow war memorial, to the fallen of both World Wars.


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

A cross mounted on a rectangular stepped base visible within the churchyard.


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

This memorial commemorates the residents of Bow who were killed or missing in World War I (12 names) and World War II (4 names).


Historic England, 2017, Bow Parish War Memorial Cross, The churchyard, St Bartholomew's Church, Nymet Tracey, Bow, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360255.

Notification that Historic England is currently considering the memorial for listing as part of its First World War Commemoration project and has completed a consultation report setting out the factual information upon which they will base their decision.
History
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration
ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both
the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also
the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the
main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.
One such memorial was raised outside St Bartholomew’s Church at Nymet Tracey as a
permanent testament to the sacrifice made by 12 men from Bow parish, who lost their lives in
the First World War. Following the Second World War the names of the local men who died
in that conflict were added to the base of the memorial cross.
Details
The tall granite cross stands in the churchyard of the Church of St Bartholomew (Grade
I-listed), close to the entrance gate at the north-west corner of the churchyard. It comprises a
rough-hewn Latin cross rising from a tapering plinth which stands on a three-stepped base.
The names of the 12 First World War casualties are recorded on the front face of the plinth.
The principal dedicatory inscription below reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/
1914 – 1918. On the front face of the step below the dates 1939 – 1945 are followed by four
names. A further name is recorded on the upper surface of the middle step.


Historic England, 2017, Bow Parish War Memorial Cross, The churchyard, St Bartholomew's Church, Nymet Tracey, Bow, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360439.

Notification that the war memorial has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1448434 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Bow Parish War Memorial Cross
Summary of Building
First World War memorial, with later additions for the Second World War..
Reasons for Designation
Bow Parish War Memorial Cross, which stands outside St Bartholomew’s Church, Nymet Tracey is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
*Historic interest: As an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on several local communities, and the sacrifice they made in the conflicts of the C20;
*Architectural interest: A simple yet poignant war memorial cross in granite;
*Group value: With the Grade I-listed Church of St Bartholomew and numerous Grade II-listed churchyard monuments.
History
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.
One such memorial was raised outside St Bartholomew’s Church at Nymet Tracey as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by 12 men from Bow parish, who lost their lives in the First World War. Following the Second World War the names of the local men who died in that conflict were added to the base of the memorial cross.
Details
The tall granite cross stands in the churchyard of the Church of St Bartholomew (Grade I-listed), close to the entrance gate at the north-west corner of the churchyard. It comprises a rough-hewn Latin cross rising from a tapering plinth which stands on a three-stepped base. The names of the 12 First World War casualties are recorded on the front face of the plinth. The principal dedicatory inscription below reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918. On the front face of the step are the dates 1939 – 1945, blow which are four names. A further name is recorded on the upper surface of the middle step.
Date first listed: 9th August 2017

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #63525 ]
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV356183Website: TracesofWar.com. 2014. Traces of War. http://en.tracesofwar.com. Website. Photo.
SDV356251Ground Photograph: Walls, S.. 2010. Bow War Memorial Cross. The Materiality of Remembrance. Digital.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1448434.
SDV360255List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2017. Bow Parish War Memorial Cross, The churchyard, St Bartholomew's Church, Nymet Tracey, Bow, Devon. Notification of Consideration of Monument for Addition to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV360439List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2017. Bow Parish War Memorial Cross, The churchyard, St Bartholomew's Church, Nymet Tracey, Bow, Devon. Notification of Addition to List. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2017 8:52AM