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HER Number:MDV104091
Name:Heanton Punchardon Military Cemetery

Summary

The parish churchyard was extended during World War II to accommodate a war graves plot. It contains burials from both World Wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 502 355
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHeanton Punchardon
DistrictNorth Cornwall
Ecclesiastical ParishHEANTON PUNCHARDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY CEMETERY (World War I to XXI - 1914 AD to 2100 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object based on this source.


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

The number of graves visible suggests that this part of the graveyard is now also used for civilian burials.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 2013, Heanton Punchardon (St. Augustine) Churchyard (Website). SDV351375.

Heanton Punchardon was one mile from the Royal Air Force station at Chivenor and during the Second World War, this churchyard was enlarged to accommodate a war graves plot in the new ground.
The churchyard contains two burials of the First World War and 85 from the Second World War. There are also 38 post war air force burials and one Italian war grave.
Map object based on this source.


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

Map object based on this source.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.
SDV351375Website: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 2013. Heanton Punchardon (St. Augustine) Churchyard. www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/37386/HEANTON%20PUNCHARDON%20(ST.%20AUGUSTINE)%20CHURCHYARD. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2013 11:05AM