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HER Number:MDV105469
Name:War Memorial, Plate in Wolford Chapel, Dunkeswell


War Memorial, Plate in Wolford Chapel, Dunkeswell


Grid Reference:ST 137 052
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 (XIX to XXI - 1812 AD to 2100 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Metallic looking inscribed plate in wall within an arch at base of south wall of chapel.

'Sacred to the memory of <BR> FRANCIS GWILLIM SIMCOE, <br> Lieut. in the 27th Regt. of Foot <BR> Eldest Son of <BR> LIEUT. GENL. JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE <br> And ELIZABETH .P. SIMCOE his wife. <BR> Born at Wolford Lodge. <BR> Fell in the breach at the Siege of Badajoz <BR> April 6th 1812 in the 21st Year of his Age.<BR><BR> Be of good courage.-let us behave ourselves <BR>valiantly for our people, and let the LORD do that <BR> which is good in his sight. - - 1st.Chron.xix.13'.

Fell under the command of Wellington. Shame that on his tombstone he was outranked by his father.

1 name recorded.

Condition: Good but inscribed text has lost some of its pigment

Surveyed: 27/07/2013

Trick, S., 2013, Simcoe Plaque, Wolford Chapel (Ground Photograph). SDV356692.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352538Report - Survey: Read, A., + Trick, S.. 2013. Blackdown Hills AONB War Memorials. Digital.
SDV356692Ground Photograph: Trick, S.. 2013. Simcoe Plaque, Wolford Chapel. Blackdown Hills War Memorial Project. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV11497Part of: Wolford Chapel, Dunkeswell (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2014 8:56AM