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HER Number:MDV104070
Name:Budleigh Salterton War Memorial

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of both World Wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 070 819
Map Sheet:SY08SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBudleigh Salterton
DistrictEast Devon

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

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

'War Meml' marked.


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

Budleigh Salterton War Memorial stands at the highest point on Coastguard Hill, overlooking the sea. The names of the dead from World War 1 are engraved on the shaft of the cross; World War 2 names, including those of civilians killed, are engraved on the plinth.


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

This memorial commemorates the residents of Budleigh Salterton who were killed or missing in World War I (45 names) and World War II (38 servicemen and 10 civilians).


Historic England, 2017, Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, Junction of Salting Hill and Coastguard Hill, Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360256.

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 at Budleigh Salterton as a permanent testament to the
sacrifice made by 45 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World
War, including two women who served in the Voluntary Aid Detachment: Commandant Harriet
Barton MBE (d1919), who established the town’s VAD hospital; and Nurse Phyliss Maltby
(d1918) who served in hospitals in Devon, Malta, and Birmingham during the war. The
memorial cross was unveiled on 11 November 1922 by Major-General Sir Louis Bois and
dedicated by the vicar, Reverend TA Edmonds.
Following the Second World War the names of 38 service personnel who died in that conflict
were added to the memorial, as were the details of 10 civilians who died as a result of enemy
action.
Details
The tall granite memorial stands in a prominent position at the junction of Salting Hill and
Coastguard Hill, overlooking the sea in the manner of a day mark. The cliff-top on which it
stands overlooks the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. The memorial takes
the form of a plain, slender, Latin cross standing on a small tapered pedestal. The pedestal is
raised on a single step.
The principal dedicatory inscription is recorded in applied metal lettering on the upper surface
of the step, reading TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL AND HONOURED
MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918/ ALSO OF THOSE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939 – 1945/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THE
PLINTH.
The First World War names are listed alphabetically on the front and rear faces of the cross
shaft. The names of the Second World War service personnel are listed on the front and side
faces of the pedestal, whilst an inscription on the rear face reads IN MEMORY OF THOSE
RESIDENTS/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY ENEMY ACTION/ 1939 – 1945./ (10 NAMES).
The cross stands on a paved and cobbled octagonal area, enclosed by low posts from which
a chain is suspended.


Historic England, 2017, Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, Junction of Salting Hill and Coastguard Hill, Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360438.

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, 1448461 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

Budleigh Salterton War Memorial.
Summary of Building
First World War memorial, unveiled 1922, with later additions for the Second World War.
Reasons for Designation
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, which stands at the junction of Salting Hill and Coastguard Hill, is listed 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 made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: A slender, elegant memorial cross in granite, standing in a prominent position in the manner of a daymark;
* Group value: With 20-38, Coastguard Road and Associated Outbuildings Including the Rocket Cart House and Wash House, Boundary Wall, Coal Sheds and WCs and Linking Steps to Boathouse (Grade II).
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 at Budleigh Salterton as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by 45 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War, including two women who served in the Voluntary Aid Detachment: Commandant Harriet Barton MBE (d1919), who established the town’s VAD hospital; and Nurse Phyliss Maltby (d1918) who served in hospitals in Devon, Malta, and Birmingham during the war. The memorial cross was unveiled on 11 November 1922 by Major-General Sir Louis Bois and dedicated by the vicar, Reverend TA Edmonds.
Following the Second World War the names of 38 service personnel who died in that conflict were added to the memorial, as were the details of 10 civilians who died as a result of enemy action.
Details
The tall granite memorial stands in a prominent position at the junction of Salting Hill and Coastguard Hill, overlooking the sea in the manner of a daymark. The cliff-top on which it stands overlooks the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. The memorial takes the form of a plain, slender, Latin cross standing on a small tapered pedestal. The pedestal is raised on a single step.
The principal dedicatory inscription is recorded in applied metal lettering on the upper surface of the step, reading: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918/ ALSO OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1939 – 1945/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THE PLINTH.
The First World War names are listed alphabetically on the front and rear faces of the cross shaft. The names of the Second World War service personnel are listed on the front and side faces of the pedestal, whilst an inscription on the rear face reads: IN MEMORY OF THOSE RESIDENTS/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY ENEMY ACTION/ 1939 – 1945./ (10 NAMES).
The cross stands on a paved and cobbled octagonal area, enclosed by low posts from which a chain is suspended.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63540 ]
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website.
SDV356183Website: TracesofWar.com. 2014. Traces of War. http://en.tracesofwar.com. Website. Photo.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1448461.
SDV360256List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2017. Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, Junction of Salting Hill and Coastguard Hill, Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Notification of Consideration of Monument for Addition to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV360438List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2017. Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, Junction of Salting Hill and Coastguard Hill, Marine Parade, Budleigh Salterton, 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 2:03PM