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HER Number:MDV104404
Name:South Pool War Memorial

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of the First World War.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 776 403
Map Sheet:SX74SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Pool
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH POOL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Historic England, South Pool War Memorial, Churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362938.

Notification that the war memorial has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
The memorial was recommended for listing at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest:
* it is a modest, yet evocative, example of a rough-hewn memorial cross.
Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War.
Group value:
* with the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac (Grade I), the lychgate (Grade II), Court Barton (Grade II) and Court Barton barn (Grade II*).


GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

Map object based on this source.


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 172; Figure 5.48e; SPO01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


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

South Pool War Memorial 1914-1918.
Brine's photo shows a granite cross on a tapered square base, standing adjacent to a pathway in a churchyard.
Map object based on this source.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 55871 (Website). SDV356253.

Granite cross resting on a base on which the names are inscribed, outside the south door of the church.
Inscription: IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1462754 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

South Pool War Memorial
Summary
A First World War memorial.
Reasons for Designation
South Pool War Memorial, situated within the churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest:
* it is a modest, yet evocative, example of a rough-hewn memorial cross.
Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War.
Group value:
* with the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac (Grade I), the lychgate (Grade II), Court Barton (Grade II) and Court Barton barn (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: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.
One such memorial was raised within the churchyard at South Pool as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the 10 members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War.
Details
A First World War memorial.
DESCRIPTION The memorial is carved from granite and consists of a rough-hewn Latin cross and a plinth. The east face of the plinth carries the dedicatory inscription in leaded lettering: IN MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914–1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (NAMES).
Date first listed: 28th February 2019


Historic England, 2019, South Pool War Memorial, Churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362801.

Historic England have completed the initial assessment to consider whether the memorial has special architectural or historic interest.
The memorial is carved from granite and consists of a rough-hewn Latin cross and a plinth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 172; Figure 5.48e; SPO01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 55871.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1462754.
SDV362801List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2019. South Pool War Memorial, Churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon. Notification of Completion of Initial Assessment. Digital.
SDV362938List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. South Pool War Memorial, Churchyard of the Church of St Nicholas and St Cyriac, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon. Notification of Addition to List. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2019 12:58PM