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HER Number:MDV106446
Name:Jacobstowe War Memorial, St James's Churchyard


Unusual war memorial, in the form of a lamp on a stone column, in memory of those who died in both world wars.


Grid Reference:SS 586 016
Map Sheet:SS50SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishJacobstowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishJACOBSTOWE

Protected Status: none recorded

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

Roll-of-Honour.com, 2002-2014, Roll of Honour (Website). SDV351510.

Photograph shows a stone column supporting a lamp. This unusual memorial is located in the grounds of the parish church. The inscription reads 'IN PROUD MEMORY OF' followed by five names, then 'WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918'. Underneath this is '1939-1945' followed by three names.

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, JAC01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

Jacobstowe Column and Light in St James' churchyard; World War I and World War II.

Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Ornate metal lamp on top of a stone column is visible just inside the entrance to the churchyard, on the right side of the path.

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

'War Meml' shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351510Website: Roll-of-Honour.com. 2002-2014. Roll of Honour. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Devon. Website.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65969 ]
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. JAC01.

Associated Monuments

MDV41906Part of: Jacobstowe Churchyard (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2014 12:09PM