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HER Number:MDV106426
Name:Gittisham Memorial Lych Gate, St Michael's Church


One of three memorial lych gates in East Devon, in memory of those who died in both world wars.


Grid Reference:SY 133 983
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LYCH GATE (World War I to World War II - 1918 AD to 1945 AD (Between))
  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to World War II - 1918 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 245-6; Figure 6.23; GIT01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The four examples of memorial entrances in East Devon, three take the form of traditional lych gates associated with churches. These are at Gittisham, Feniton and Widworthy.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25301 (Website). SDV356253.

Timber lych gate with slate roof. Inscription: 1914-1918/ "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/ 1939-1945

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65950 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 245-6; Figure 6.23; GIT01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25301.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2014 10:55AM