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HER Number:MDV73871
Name:Peamore War Memorial, Shillingford St. George

Summary

War memorial adjacent to Peamore Lodge, on the A379

Location

Grid Reference:SX 918 883
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShillingford St. George
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishSHILLINGFORD ST.GEORGE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1964, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV339898.

A war memorial is marked on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1964) map, to the south of the junction at Peamore Lodge.


Lawrence, G., 2003, War Memorial at Peamore House (Correspondence). SDV338966.

The Peamore War Memorial is an impressive, elegant, granite cross. It is covered in brambles. There is an absence of any names or plaques, but the plinth is inscribed 1914-1919.


Glover, F., 2007, Comment on Peamore War Memorial (Personal Comment). SDV338969.

It is possible that the war memorial was moved since 1964, during a change of the junction at Peamore Lodge. It looks like the junction was widened, and the memorial was moved about 30 metres to the north.


Ordnance Survey, 2007, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV337643.

A war memorial is marked on the Ordnance Survey MasterMap, to the north of the junction at Peamore Lodge.


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, EXM29 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


Pearce, M., 2013, Local Plan Area War Memorials Data (Un-published). SDV355042.


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

Map object based on this source.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1439014 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

The Peamore War Memorial.
Summary of Building
First World War memorial, 1919, moved to its current position c1965.
Reasons for Designation
The Peamore 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 First World War, in particular Sir Trehawke Kekewich and his family who suffered considerable losses during the First World War; * Architectural interest: a simple yet elegant design that reflects well its sombre purpose; * Group value: it has a strong historic association with the nearby Peamore Cottage (Grade II), the home of the Kekewich family.
History
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 Peamore as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War.
The building of the memorial was instigated by Mr Trehawke Kekewich on the roadside near the entrance to his residence at Peamore Cottage, to the S of Peamore Lodge. It was designed and built by Mr Herbert Read of the St Sidwell’s Art Works, Exeter.
During the First World War, all four of Kekewich’s sons volunteered for service; John, George and Hanbury died during the conflict and the fourth son, Sydney, was seriously injured. Two of Mr Kekewich's brothers, Robert and Arthur, were also killed during the conflict.
In 1965, during alterations to the junction at Peamore Lodge, the memorial was moved circa 30 metres N of its original position.
Details
First World War memorial, 1919, moved to its current position c1965.
MATERIAL: granite.
DESCRIPTION: the memorial comprises a chamfered Latin cross and shaft with decorative stops at its base. The shaft rises from a square plinth with shaped corners, set on a hexagonal base. The front face of the plinth, facing the road, bears the inscription 1914 - 1919.
The memorial stands on an elevated position at the roadside, reached by a set of steps.


Historic England, 2016, Peamore War Memorial, Shillingford St. George (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV359790.

Notification that the Peamore War Memorial has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. It was recommended for listing 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, andthe sacrifice it made in the First World War, in particular Sir Trehawke Kekewich and his family who sufferedconsiderable losses during the First World War;
Architectural interest: a simple yet elegant design that reflects well its sombre purpose;
Group value: it has a strong historic association with the nearby Peamore Cottage (Grade II), the home of the Kekewich family.


Historic England, 2016, War Memorial adjacent to Peamore Lodge, Alphington, Devon, EX2 9SJ (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV359942.

Notification that Historic England is considering the above War Memorial for addition to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (‘The List'), as part of their response to the centenary of the First World War. War memorials are among the most tangible and precious reminders of the sacrifices made by communities during the First World War, and the government is committed to seeing all the nation’s memorials placed in a good state of repair by 2018. As part of this, Historic England, acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has resolved that over the period 2014-18 it will greatly increase the number of memorials which are listed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337643Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2007. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV338966Correspondence: Lawrence, G.. 2003. War Memorial at Peamore House. Email to B. Horner. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV338969Personal Comment: Glover, F.. 2007. Comment on Peamore War Memorial. Not Applicable.
SDV339898Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV355042Un-published: Pearce, M.. 2013. Local Plan Area War Memorials Data. Teignbridge District Council War Memorial Survey. 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. EXM29.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1439014.
SDV359790List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2016. Peamore War Memorial, Shillingford St. George. Notification of Decision to Add Building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV359942List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2016. War Memorial adjacent to Peamore Lodge, Alphington, Devon, EX2 9SJ. Notification of Consideration of Monument for Addition to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2016 12:57PM