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HER Number:MDV78470
Name:War Memorial, Church Hill, Fremington

Summary

War Memorial, Church Hill. Built circa 1919 to commemorate the men of the parish who fell in the First World War (1914-1919).

Location

Grid Reference:SS 511 324
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 508326

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to XXI - 1918 AD to 2010 AD (Between))

Full description

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Fremington (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV345335.

War Memorial built circa 1919. A granite Celtic cross atop an elongated shaft, which stands on a tapered rectangular plinth elevated on a stone base. The memorial stands in a prominent position within the village of Fremington, adjacent to the Church of St Peter and Fremington Manor, both Grade II*.


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, FRM01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


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

The Memorial consists of a roughly hewn Celtic-type granite cross standing on a plinth and base of granite. There are inscriptions on two faces of the plinth; that which faces the road contains the names from the 1914-1918 War; the side nearest to Barnstaple contains the names for 1939 - 1945.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25540 (Website). SDV356253.

Tapered plinth surmounted by shaft and in-filled wheel cross. Inscription in raised lettering on two sides of the plinth. Whole stands within a walled area and is flanked by two flag poles.
Inscription: IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 followed by 28 names.
On the opposite side, 1939 - 1945 followed by 11 names.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345335List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Fremington. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes.
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. FRM01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25540.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2018 1:58PM