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HER Number:MDV6976
Name:Throwleigh War memorial, St Mary's Churchyard


Cross in the churchyard in Throwleigh commemorates those who died in the First and Second World Wars. Lies on the right side of the path leading into the churchyard, not far from the lych gate. Listed in 2019. Masson Phillips (1938) identifies 'a short length of dressed stone forming part of the base of a memorial cross, with a further fragment in the yard in the churchyard at Throwleigh' as a possible cross shaft, although later (1959) states this identification to be doubtful.


Grid Reference:SX 667 907
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/28/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS? (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))
  • WAR MEMORIAL (Constructed, World War I to World War II - 1914 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, 305 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.

Fragments of a cross in the churchyard of Throwleigh Church. In the churchyard is a short length of dressed stone forming part of the base of a memorial cross. Further fragment in the yard. The pinnacles of the tower were found to consist of four similar stones, each standing on a short square base.

Worth, R. H., 1949, The Moorstone Age, Part 1, 321 (Article in Serial). SDV274816.

Worth, R. H., 1950, The Moorstone Age, Part 2, 342 plate c (Article in Serial). SDV336081.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1959, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper), 90 (Article in Serial). SDV21157.

Fragment of lower end of a granite shaft. Doubtful if it is a cross shaft.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Site of the cross can be seen on the aerial photography. Map object is based on this source.

Muriel and Richard Brine, 2015, Devon Heritage, war memorials pages (Website). SDV352499.

Throwleigh War Memorial. Reads:
1914 - 1918
Pray for the Souls of Those
Who Fell in the Great War
Further information regarding the soldiers is also included on the webpage.

Curno, J., 2015, John Curno Photography (Website). SDV357649.

Photograph of Throwleigh war memorial, St Mary's Churchyard cross. No further information can be seen.

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

Listed in 2019. See designation record for full details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21157Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1959. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 91. A5 Hardback. 90.
SDV274816Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. The Moorstone Age, Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. A5 Hardback. 321.
SDV336081Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1950. The Moorstone Age, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 342 plate c.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV352499Website: Muriel and Richard Brine. 2015. Devon Heritage. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. war memorials pages.
SDV357649Website: Curno, J.. 2015. John Curno Photography. http://johncurnophotography.co.uk. Website.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #45500 ]
SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 305.

Associated Monuments

MDV33272Related to: Church House, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV6974Related to: Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Throwleigh (Building)
MDV93569Related to: Cross Shaft in Throwleigh Churchyard (Monument)
MDV114078Related to: Graveyard, St. Mary's Church, Throwleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2019 10:44AM