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HER Number:MDV111892
Name:Meavy War Memorial


Meavy war memorial stands on the village green. It comprises an upright rectangular block of granite inscribed with names of those who died in the First and Second World Wars.


Grid Reference:SX 540 671
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to World War II - 1914 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Historic England, 14/04/2015, War Memorial, Meavy, West Devon, Devon (Correspondence). SDV358116.

Notification of application to add the war memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest

Historic England, 20 May 2015, Meavy War Memorial (Correspondence). SDV358416.

Meavy war memorial is being considered for designation as part of our response to the centenary of the First World War.

Google, 2015, Google Streetview (Website). SDV357604.

The war memorial stands under a tree on the village green. It comprises an upright rectangular granite block inscribed with the names of those who fell in the First and Second World Wars. Both memorial and tree are surrounded by iron railings.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

War memorial, 1920. MATERIAL: Granite, with metal lettering. DESCRIPTION: the memorial is of roughly-hewn granite in the form of a headstone. On the eastern face of the memorial, beneath the dates of the First and Second World War is the following inscription ‘All ye who pass this way remember with gratitude those who gave their lives in the Great Wars’ followed by the names, ranks and regiments of the First World War dead, and ‘Behold this stone, set up beneath an oak by the sanctuary of the Lord, shall be a witness. / Joshua XXIV.26.27. / 11 Nov. 1920’.
Listed 15/07/15

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV357604Website: Google. 2015. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #2774 ]
SDV358116Correspondence: Historic England. 14/04/2015. War Memorial, Meavy, West Devon, Devon. Notification of Application to Add Building to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV358416Correspondence: Historic England. 20 May 2015. Meavy War Memorial. Completed Assessment. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2322Related to: Cross on the green, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2015 3:40PM