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Devon County

Town or City: Exeter
County: Devon
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM528

Value of grant: £50.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Works to hard landscape
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2001

UKNIWM reference number: 46017

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Devon County war memorial cross © Mr Alan Francis Graveley, 2010The Devon County War Memorial is situated in the cathedral yard at the top of the west steps to the cathedral. It is a large cross on a tiered plinth, which stands on a square base and then a two-stepped base. The whole memorial is carved out of one piece of Haytor granite. The memorial is surrounded by black metal railings.

In June 2001 War Memorials Trust gave £50 towards installing railings around the memorial as a response to anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens to align with the west front, the two towers of the cathedral and the altar. It was unveiled by the Prince of Wales in 1921. More details about the ceremony can be found on the Exeter Memories website.Devon County war memorial cross © Mr Alan Francis Graveley, 2010

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM528
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 46017

Information about the 1921 unveiling ceremony

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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