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HER Number:MDV96588
Name:War Memorial in Garden of Remembrance, Ilfracombe


Memorial to the fallen of World War I.


Grid Reference:SS 514 472
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I to XX - 1914 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'War Meml' marked.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

War Memorial in Garden of Remembrance.
Memorial to those who died in the 1914/18 war. 1924, by Courtney Pollock. Bronze figure of Victory standing on a plain shafted, Tuscan column and pedestal of granite, this resting on a plinth of 2 broad, shallow granite steps. On the base of the pedestal, on the east side, is inscribed in lead letters; IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ILFRACOMBE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914-1918. On the dado of the pedestal, on all 4 sides, are bronze plaques carrying the names of the dead, and on the south, west and north sides of the base are similar plaques recording the names of those who died in World War II, 1939-45. The granite work was done by JP Huxtable of Ilfracombe. The memorial was dedicated on Armistice Day (November 11th) 1924. It is set in the middle of a Garden of Remembrance on the slope east of the churchyard, and is clearly visible form Church Street.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110101 ]
SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website. Photo.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2013 12:57PM