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HER Number:MDV36875
Name:Hawkchurch War Memorial


Memorial on village green, commemorating the men of Hawkchurch who died in both world wars.


Grid Reference:ST 341 005
Map Sheet:ST30SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHawkchurch
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHAWKCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST30SW/96

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.

The memorial stands on a green and is in the form of a calvary cross mounted on a plinth standing on a three, large, stepped base. The plaque commemorating those who fell was added to the memorial in 2004. Originally the memorial contained no names, the names existed , and still exist, on a board in the local parish church.

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

Map object based on this source.

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 231-2, 284, 332; Figure 6.53; HAW01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The Hawkchurch war memorial cross had a tablet added, in 2004, with the names of the twentieth century war dead from the parish.

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

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

'War Memorial' shown. Map object based on this source.

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25316 (Website). SDV356253.

Cross on village green. Stone cross set on a square plinth. Plinth surmounts a three-stepped octagonal base. Inscription: MEN OF HAWKCHURCH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940/ (NAME)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website.
SDV351510Website: Roll-of-Honour.com. 2002-2014. Roll of Honour. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Devon. Website.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 231-2, 284, 332; Figure 6.53; HAW01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25316.

Associated Monuments

MDV106812Related to: Hawkchurch War Memorial Board, St John the Baptist Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2014 9:54AM