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HER Number:MDV126314
Name:Huntsham War Memorial


Memorial to the fallen of the First World War.


Grid Reference:ST 000 203
Map Sheet:ST02SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHuntsham
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHUNTSHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I - 1914 AD to 1918 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

War memorial marked.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1465463 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Huntsham War Memorial
A First World War memorial, erected after 1918.
Reasons for Designation
Huntsham War Memorial is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20.
Architectural interest:
* for its use of local materials.
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised at Huntsham as a permanent testament to the service of local men in the First World War and the sacrifice made by six members of the local community who lost their lives in the conflict.
Little is known about the history of Huntsham War Memorial; however it appears to have been built by someone by the name of Ewings.
A First World War memorial, erected after 1918.
DESCRIPTION: Huntsham War Memorial takes the form of a rough-hewn Latin cross on a three-stepped octagonal base. The east faces of the base are smooth and bear the lead lettering inscriptions. The top step of the base reads: THIS CROSS WAS / ERECTED IN REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO SERVED IN THE / GREAT WAR, / 1914 – 1918. The step below is inscribed AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF followed by six names, while the bottom step lists three further names followed by WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING & COUNTRY.
Date first listed: 7th August 2019

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1465463.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2019 2:19PM