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Town or City: Hennock
County: Devon
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1563

Value of grant: £450.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Works to hard landscape
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2005

UKNIWM reference number: 000000

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Hennock war memorial © WMT, 2006The war memorial in the village of Hennock, which is situated in north east Dartmoor in Devon, commemorates the men of that village and also of Teign. It is a rough granite wheel cross on a plinth and a rough stone slab base, and the lettering is blackened lead. The memorial stands on a stone faced bank at the top of a narrow flight of steps beside the main lane in Hennock, and is surrounded by a small lawn. Metal bow-top railings mark the boundary of the lawn.

The metal fence was deteriorating and unsightly, so in 2005/6 English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation gave a grant of £450 towards work to remove the old railings, with the exception of the corner posts, to install new railings that matched the design and material of the original and to galvanise the new railings.

The inscription on the plinth of the memorial reads

"In loving memory of
the men of Hennock
and Teign village who
gave their lives in the
Great War 1914 – 1918"

The names of eleven men are listed underneath. The names of the fallen of World War II have been added to the base of the shaft.

Unfortunately, nothing is known about the architect or the mason of the memorial, or about the unveiling ceremony.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1563
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: Unknown

War Memorials Trust has information that this memorial is listed at Grade II, but the listing record is not yet available on Heritage Gateway.

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

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