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HER Number:MDV89827
Name:Abbotskerswell World War I Tablet, St Mary's Church


World War I memorial tablet inside the parish church of St Mary


Grid Reference:SX 856 687
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotskerswell
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSKERSWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to XX - 1918 AD to 1938 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 358; Figure 7.30; ABB01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

Servicemen when they were occasionally used are also sometimes depicted in mourning or at attention, as on the Abbotskerswell war memorial tablet in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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

Photograph shows stone plaque with military figures either side. The inscription reads ' To the glory of God and in proud memory of the gallant men from this parish who gave their lives in the Great War', followed by 18 names.

Abbotskerswell History Group, 2014, Abbpast (Website). SDV355904.

Unusually the village War Memorial is inside the church and is a very grand piece of work by Newton Abbot stone mason W H Crossman. It features a soldier of the Devon Regiment and a sailor from HMS Devonshire.

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

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25786 (Website). SDV356253.

White marble inscription tablet with pediment mounted onto a brown/red marble backboard. Inscription in black lettering: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE GALLANT LADS/ FROM THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES)/ DUTY NOBLY DONE. Two marble figures of a sailor and a soldier flank the tablet.

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: #109097 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 358; Figure 7.30; ABB01.
SDV355904Website: Abbotskerswell History Group. 2014. Abbpast. http://www.abbpast.co.uk. Website.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25786.

Associated Monuments

MDV8660Part of: St Mary's, Abbotskerswell (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2014 3:35PM