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HER Number:MDV107135
Name:Kilmington Boer War Memorial, St Giles Church


Carved wooden board in memory of three men who died in the Boer War.


Grid Reference:SY 273 979
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKILMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (XIX to XX - 1899 AD to 1902 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 222, 228; Figure 6.6c; KIL02 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The South African memorial board from Kilmington was constructed from a yew tree reputed to be over 1000 years old and located in the churchyard.

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

Kilmington Boer War Memorial

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

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25333 (Website). SDV356253.

Wall-mounted wooden board, arched at top with carved columns at side, brass cross top centre and trefoil shapes carved out of base. Inscription in gilt lettering: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PIOUS MEMORY /OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ENGLAND/ IN THE BOER WAR 1899-1902/ GIVE PEACE IN OUR TIME O LORD.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66659 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 222, 228; Figure 6.6c; KIL02.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25333.

Associated Monuments

MDV15263Part of: St Giles's Parish Church, Kilmington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2014 1:47PM