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HER Number:MDV83627
Name:Newton Poppleford War Memorial

Summary

Granite memorial cross in memory of the men of the parish who died in both world wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 085 897
Map Sheet:SY08NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Poppleford and Harpford
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAYLESBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to World War II - 1918 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Roll-of-Honour.com, 2002-2014, Roll of Honour (Website). SDV351510.

The memorial is located outside St Luke's Church in Station Road, Poppleford and takes the form of a rough hewn, granite, wheel cross on a shaft mounted on a plinth which stands on a two-stepped base; the inscription is on the front of the plinth along with the names of the men who perished in World War 1. In front of the memorial is an additional stone on which has been added the names of those men from World War 2 who perished. There are 15 names for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2.


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, NEP01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.


Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

The memorial cross stands at the edge of the pavement in front of St Luke's Church. Map object based on this source.


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

'War Meml' shown. Map object based on this source.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25362 (Website). SDV356253.

The inscription ' TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN IN THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918' followed by 15 names.
An additional stone has been added at the front to accommodate World War II names: '1939-1945' followed by 9 names.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351510Website: Roll-of-Honour.com. 2002-2014. Roll of Honour. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Devon. Website.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. NEP01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25362.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2014 12:56PM