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HER Number:MDV82699
Name:Awliscombe War Memorial


War memorial erected on land next to the parish hall in 1920. There are 11 names from World War I and 2 names from World War II.


Grid Reference:ST 135 016
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAwliscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAWLISCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 260; Figure 6.34b; AWO01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

Awliscombe war memorial cross is on the A373, outside the village hall.

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

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

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25181 (Website). SDV356253.

Wheel-cross of rough hewn granite surmounting a three-stepped stone base, centre step of base bears First World War inscription, bottom step bears Second World War inscription. Celtic-style carving on head of cross.

War Memorials Trust, 2014, War Memorials Online (Website). SDV355854.

The Awliscombe War Memorial was erected in memory of the men of the village who fought and died in World War I. The memorial was paid for by public subscription and the memorial was erected on land next to the parish hall in 1920. There are 11 names from WWI and 2 names from WWII. The inscription reads 'In Honoured Memory of the Men of Awliscombe Who Died for King and Country, 1914-1918. Their Name Liveth For Evermore'

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108297 ]
SDV355854Website: War Memorials Trust. 2014. War Memorials Online. http://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk. Website.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 260; Figure 6.34b; AWO01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25181.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2014 8:52AM