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HER Number:MDV89919
Name:Strete War Memorial


Memorial to those who died in both world wars.


Grid Reference:SX 839 469
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStrete
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKAWTON

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

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 344-5; Figure 7.24a; STR01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The Strete war memorial cross in St. Michael and All Angels' churchyard is relatively unusual as it gives a visual appearance of not fitting in with its surroundings, largely due to its more ancient appearance than the church.

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

Stone memorial cross visible in angle between church tower and main body of church. Plain cross with tapering shaft set on two-stepped plinth and square base. Map object based on this source.

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

Map object based on this source.

Unknown, 2014, With the British Army in Flanders (Website). SDV356126.

Photograph shows Strete war memorial cross, with close-ups of inscriptions. On the front face 'To God be the Glory - in memory of those who died for their country 1914 - 1919' followed by four names. On one side '1939 - 1945' followed by four more names.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 344-5; Figure 7.24a; STR01.
SDV356126Website: Unknown. 2014. With the British Army in Flanders. http://thebignote.com. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2014 4:03PM