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Newton Abbot

Town or City: Newton Abbot
County: Devon
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM3406

Value of grant: £15000.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: WMT Grant Scheme
Year: 2018

UKNIWM reference number: 1622

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Newton Abbot column © Newton Abbot Town Council, 2009This war memorial is a limestone column with bronze female figure on top holding a wreath. On the plinth and stone wall behind are large bronze plaques. The column is set within iron railings which enclose a paved area and soft landscaping.

The war memorial is located at the road junction of St Paul’s Road and The Avenue in Newton Abbot, Devon.

War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £461 to re-point defective joints and replace the bronze panel fixings with vandal proof fixings.

This war memorial received a further grant of £15,000 towards conservation and repair works from War Memorials Trust in 2018. The memorial was cleaned with a combination of methods including poultice cleaning to remove heavy staining from bronze verdigris. The memorial column and tablets were repointed with lime mortar. The curtilage walls were repaired and repointed to reinstate the original design whilst extensive restoration works were carried out to site's railings which were badly corroded. The boundary walls/railings are earlier than the memorial and originally enclosed a small garden and large ancient oak tree.

The war memorial is grade II* listed and was designed by Coleridge D. White, with the sculpture being by E.M. Courtenay. It was unveiled in 1922 and initially commemorated those who fell in World War I. Subsequent dedication services followed in 1949, 1997 and 2006 for those who fell in World War II, the Korean War and Iraq.Newton Abbot column © Newton Abbot Town Council, 2009

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3406
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 1622

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

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