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HER Number:MDV104336
Name:War Memorial in St Michael's Church

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of World War I.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 229 893
Map Sheet:SY28NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeer
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSEATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I - 1914 AD to 1918 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 300; BER02 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


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

The war memorial in the church is referred to by the church guide as a "gradine" (a raised shelf or ledge) carved by a local man, which originally was on the main altar. Both plaques are made of English oak.
The wording on the upper plaque reads
'LET US REMEMBER BEFORE GOD THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919.'
The names of 26 men follow this inscription and after this another inscription

'TANTA TESTIUM NUBES'
(A Greek inscription believed to be taken from the 1st Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians)

'SONS OF THIS PLACE, LET OF YOU BE SAID
THAT YOU WHO LIVE WERE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP
A RICHER HARVEST 'ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP'


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 55309 (Website). SDV356253.

First World War part is a wooden board on wood. Base figure of crucifixion above the inscription. Beneath is the Second World War part.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo. [Mapped feature: #63806 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 300; BER02.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 55309.

Associated Monuments

MDV11110Part of: St. Michael's Parish Church, Beer (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2014 9:27AM