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HER Number:MDV34381
Name:Morris Monument, Hatherleigh


Monument to Lieutenant Colonel William Morris, died 1858.


Grid Reference:SS 554 045
Map Sheet:SS50SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHatherleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHATHERLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50SE/22
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates


Full description

Child, P., 1996, Morris Monument (Ground Photograph). SDV365567.

Photos of the monument, showing the bronze relief.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Monument marked.

Department of Environment, 29/02/1988, Hatherleigh, 10 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV256974.

Morris monument. Monument to Lieutenant Colonel William Morris. Erected 1860 by the firm E. B. Stephens of London. Granite ashlar. Very large obelisk with a bronze bas-relief at front of pedestal depicting Morris being carried from the battlefield of Balaclava.
William Morris was born in Fishleigh in Hatherleigh and distinguished himself in the Battle of Balaclava, later acting as assistant adjutant - general in the quelling of the indian mutiny before dying of sunstroke there at the age of 38 in 1858.
The obelisk was erected by public subscription to commemorate Morris's exploits and his successful return from Balaclava.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256974List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 29/02/1988. Hatherleigh. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 10.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV365567Ground Photograph: Child, P.. 1996. Morris Monument. Devon County Council Historic Buildings Photo. Photograph (Paper) + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 12 2023 10:30AM