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HER Number:MDV104719
Name:Ugborough War Memorial

Summary

Memorial to the fallen of both world wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 557
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to World War II - 1918 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, 135, 152; Figure 5.25UGB01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The high visibility which granite afforded war memorials such as the Ugborough War Memorial Cross, photographed shortly after its erection in 1920, may have diminished slightly over time, but the careful maintenance of many memorials has resulted in them still standing in contrast from surrounding buildings, memorials and structures.


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

'War Meml' marked.


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

Ugborough's War Memorial stands high on a knoll beside the steps which lead up to the church, on the village side of the churchyard wall in a very prominent position.
Below the simple granite cross, a rectangular face bears the words:
'TO THE GLORY OF GOD/IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BENEATH/THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE VOLUNTARY DONATIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF UGBOROUGH PARISH'
An inscription on the plinth below states that the memorial was erected in December 1921.
Names are inscribed on the facing side of the base plinth, followed by the date of the Second World War and the names of its fallen.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 45999 (Website). SDV356253.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1462724 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Ugborough War Memorial
Summary
A First World War memorial dating from 1921, subsequently altered to commemorate the Second World War.
Reasons for Designation
Ugborough War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest:
* the memorial is an imposing stone cross of good design, neatly made and well-proportioned.
Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact on the local community of the events of the First World War.
Group value:
* it has strong group value with the adjacent Church of St Peter (Grade I).
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 the country. 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. The memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.
One such memorial was raised at Ugborough as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War.
The memorial was erected by Mr F Horn and the cost was met by public subscription. It was unveiled on Sunday 18 December 1921.
The names of those parishioners who fell during the Second World War were added to the memorial following that conflict.
Details
A First World War memorial dating from 1921, subsequently altered to commemorate the Second World War.
MATERIALS AND PLAN: the memorial is constructed of pale grey granite and it stands adjacent to the Church of St Peter, where it forms part of the churchyard's boundary wall.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial comprises a plain Latin cross with a tapering shaft on a small square pedestal with a two-stepped octagonal base. The plaque bearing the names of the fallen is built into the churchyard wall below.
The main inscription in leaded is on the north face on the plinth and reads: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN WHO DIED IN THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BENEATH./ -/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE/ INHABITANTS OF UGBOROUGH PARISH.
On the lower step of the base is inscribed: ERECTED DEC.1921. The names of the fallen are inscribed on the plaque set into the wall beneath. An additional plaque added beneath reads: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES).
Date first listed: 28th February 2019


Historic England, 2019, Ugborough War Memorial, Church of St Peter, The Square, Ugborough, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362800.

Historic England have completed the initial assessment to consider whether the memorial has special architectural or historic interest.
The memorial was erected by Mr F Horn and the cost was met by public subscription. It was unveiled on Sunday 18 December 1921. The names of those parishioners who fell during the Second World War were added to the memorial following that conflict.


Historic England, 2019, Ugborough War Memorial, Church of St Peter, The Square, Ugborough, Devon (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV362937.

Notification that the memorial has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
It was recommended for listing at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest:
* the memorial is an imposing stone c ross of good design, neatly made and well-proportioned.
Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact on the local community of the events of the First W orld War.
Group value:
* it has strong group value with the adjacent Church of St Peter (Grade I).

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: #64185 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 135, 152; Figure 5.25UGB01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 45999.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1462724.
SDV362800List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2019. Ugborough War Memorial, Church of St Peter, The Square, Ugborough, Devon. Completed Assessment. Digital.
SDV362937List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2019. Ugborough War Memorial, Church of St Peter, The Square, Ugborough, 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 12:34PM