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HER Number:MDV105431
Name:War Memorial Plaque and Organ, St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell


War Memorial plaque and organ in St Nicholas Church, Dunkeswell.


Grid Reference:ST 141 078
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, DUN13 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

Read, A., + Trick, S., 2013, Blackdown Hills AONB War Memorials (Report - Survey). SDV352538.

Plaque on organ inside church, into church and on right as you enter.

'This Organ is dedicated to the glory of almighty God and the perpetual memory of those members of the United States Navy who gave their lives in the service of their country while stationed at Dunkeswell 1943-1945'.

Two further plaques are present, added in 1975 to mark a service in the church for remaining American Servicemen and their families, as well as the villagers who welcomed them during the war. The memorial on the other side of the church name all 183 US Navy personel KIA 1943-45.

Condition: Excellent

Read, A., 2013, Dunkeswell Church Memorial Organ and Plaques (Ground Photograph). SDV356572.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #1867 ]
SDV352538Report - Survey: Read, A., + Trick, S.. 2013. Blackdown Hills AONB War Memorials. Digital.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. DUN13.
SDV356572Ground Photograph: Read, A.. 2013. Dunkeswell Church Memorial Organ and Plaques. Blackdown Hills War Memorial Project. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV1520Part of: St. Nicholas' Church, Dunkeswell (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2014 4:00PM