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HER Number:MDV91204
Name:Aveton Gifford War Memorial


Aveton Gifford war memorial in St Andrew's churchyard commemorates those who died in both World Wars.


Grid Reference:SX 695 478
Map Sheet:SX64NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAveton Gifford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishAVETON GIFFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Map object based on this source.

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 187, 194; Figures 5.57d, 5.62e; AVG01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

Aveton Gifford war memorial in St Andrew's churchyard commemorates World War I and World War II. This memorial has its own triangular green in the churchyard, but a later headstones was added in close vicinity in 1931. The deliberate physical association which was created by this placement reflected
the establishment of a charity in Thomas Henry Davey's will, which gave monies to blind or crippled persons born or living in the parish. At the time of his death the majority of these recipients were
veterans of the First World War. Also, the memorial includes two Second World War civilians, which were differentiated by leaving a slight gap. A further serviceman (John W.H. Martin) was subsequently appended below these.

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

Photograph shows 14 names of those who gave their lives in the Great War.

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

Map object based on this source.

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25514 (Website). SDV356253.

Granite cross surmounting square plinth. Plinth stands on a two-stepped stone base and bears names and inscriptions in incised black lettering: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ follwed by names.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 187, 194; Figures 5.57d, 5.62e; AVG01.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25514.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2014 4:06PM