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HER Number:MDV95953
Name:War Memorial in Rock Park, Barnstaple

Summary

1922 memorial to the fallen of 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 561 326
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 485776

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (XX to World War II - 1922 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2006, Barnstaple War Memorial Cross (Ground Photograph). SDV356247.

Photograph shows the war memorial in Rock Park, surrounded with poppy wreaths.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

War Memorial, including posts and chains. Memorial to the fallen of 1914-18 war. 1922. Granite. A square pedestal with moulded cap and base, standing on 3 steps. Above it is a tall cross with moulded base, the head and arms with moulded caps. Against the north side of the base of the cross lies a bronze wreath. On each of the N and S faces of the pedestal an inset bronze plaque with names of the men from Barnstaple who fell in the Great War 1914-18. Inset on the other 2 sides are similar plaques to those men of the borough who gave their lives 1939-45. Enclosing the memorial are 12 short, tapered granite posts with low pyramidal tops, these carrying heavy spiked chains. 2 chains are missing on the north side


Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, BHBS Mapping Area 873 (Un-published). SDV351581.


Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 796 (Website). SDV356253.

Inscription:
6 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN FROM BARNSTAPLE WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (NAMES)
3 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)
9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)/ ALSO/ IN REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE MEN/ OF THE BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES 1939-1945./ WHOSE NAMES ARE/ RECORDED IN THE/ GUILDHALL

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #109871 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. BHBS Mapping Area 873.
SDV356247Ground Photograph: Walls, S.. 2006. Barnstaple War Memorial Cross. The Materiality of Remembrance. Digital.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 796.

Associated Monuments

MDV95952Part of: Rock Park, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2014 8:55AM