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HER Number:MDV74311
Name:Buckland Brewer War Memorial


Granite war memorial comprising stepped plinth with tapered shaft and Celtic Cross. Unveiled in 1949.


Grid Reference:SS 419 208
Map Sheet:SS42SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Brewer
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND BREWER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2008, Buckland Brewer (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV340310.

Notification that the War Memorial in Buckland Brewer has been added to list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest.

Walls, S., 2011, Buckland Brewer War Memorial Cross (Ground Photograph). SDV356263.

War Memorials Trust, 2013, Untitled Source, WM1533: Photo (Website). SDV351942.

Buckland Brewer war memorial is a Celtic cross constructed of Cornish granite. An inscription and names are recorded on the plinth and shaft of the memorial. The memorial stands on the green in the village.
War Memorials Trust gave £150 towards conservation work on the memorial. This included cleaning of the memorial, some re-lettering, re-enamalling of the inscription and soft landscaping work around the memorial.

The inscription on the memorial reads:
'To our fallen Heroes 1914 - 18'. The names of the fallen are then listed, followed by:

'World War 1939 - 1945' and a further list of names.

Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

War Memorial
Reasons for Designation
Buckland Brewer War Memorial has been listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* An eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community
* The competent design and craftsmanship of this war memorial, with tapered shaft and Celtic cross
* The setting of the war memorial adjacent to the lych gate and outside the Grade II* church .
PLAN: A stepped plinth supporting a tapered rectangular shaft surmounted by a Celtic cross. The war memorial is enclosed by a coursed rubble stone wall with coping stones and topped with iron railings. The enclosure is accessed via an iron gate. EXTERIOR: The front face of the shaft is inscribed "TO OUR FALLEN/HEROES 1914 - 18/" followed by a list of ten names. The inscription continues on the plinth: "WORLD WAR, 1939 - 1945/" followed by a list of eight names. Four of the men commemorated returned to Buckland Brewer.
HISTORY: On the 11th November 1949 the War Memorial was unveiled by Brigadier C.H.M Peto and dedicated by local clergy and dignitaries.
Date first listed: 26th February 2008

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340310List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2008. Buckland Brewer. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. Letter.
SDV351942Website: War Memorials Trust. 2013. http://www.learnaboutwarmemorials.org. Website. WM1533: Photo.
SDV356263Ground Photograph: Walls, S.. 2011. Buckland Brewer War Memorial Cross. The Materiality of Remembrance. Digital.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 24 2017 9:07AM