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HER Number:MDV91741
Name:Cornworthy World War II Memorial Plaque


Memorial to the fallen of World War II, on the outside of Cornworthy village hall.


Grid Reference:SX 829 555
Map Sheet:SX85NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornworthy
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 156; Figure 5.38c; CWH02 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

One of two tablets which both commemorate the Second World War and have been erected near or on churchyard boundaries, and can be viewed to have been erected externally as a reaction to the lack of an external First World War memorial in either parish.

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

Plaque visible above notice board on front wall of village hall. Map object based on this source.

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

Map object based on this source.

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 50975 (Website). SDV356253.

Grey slate tablet with inscription 'IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ (names)/ THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR/ 1939 - 1945'. On the west wall of the village hall.

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. 156; Figure 5.38c; CWH02.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 50975.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2014 12:43PM