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HER Number:MDV104700
Name:Thorverton War Memorial, St Thomas a Becket's Churchyard

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of both World Wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 924 021
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishThorverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHORVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to World War II - 1914 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, THO01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


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

'Memorial' marked.


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

1939-1945 war memorial.
Brine's photo shows a cross on a square stepped base.
NB: this source also refers to a 1914-1918 war memorial, but the link leads to an incorrect page. It is unclear whether this monument also commemmorates the fallen of the First World War.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25378 (Website). SDV356253.

Base surmounted by square plinth, tapering shaft and small wheel cross. Inscription on two sides of the plinth in black lettering, date carved onto the base.

Inscription:
6 O'CLOCK FACE: PRO PATRIA/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ 1914 1918

3 O'CLOCK FACE: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #64168 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. THO01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25378.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2014 9:24AM