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HER Number:MDV91330
Name:Modbury War Memorial Obelisk


Granite Obelisk in honour of those who served, and in memory of those who fell, in both world wars.


Grid Reference:SX 656 516
Map Sheet:SX65SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishModbury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMODBURY

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, 202, 341-2; Figure 5.68d-e; MOD01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The Modbury war memorial obelisk has the Second World War casualties alphabetically listed, while the First World War casualties were inscribed in the order of death.

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

'War Meml' shown.

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 25626 (Website). SDV356253.

Granite obelisk at junction of High Street and Church Street. Square base surmounted by plinth and granite obelisk. Inscription in black lettering on the sides of the plinth.

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

Photographs show the obelisk and the inscription 'ERECTED/ TO HONOUR THE MODBURY MEN/ WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918./ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ 28 OF THEM WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY AND HUMANITY./GOD SAVE THE KING. The name, rank and service of those who died are inscribed on the two adjacent sides, and on the opposite side 'IN MEMORY OF/THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR/1339 - 1945' followed by the names and service of those who died.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109336 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 202, 341-2; Figure 5.68d-e; MOD01.
SDV356126Website: Unknown. 2014. With the British Army in Flanders. http://thebignote.com. Website.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 25626.

Associated Monuments

MDV106894Related to: Modbury War Memorials, St George's Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2014 12:53PM