SX8050 : War Memorial, Main Street, Blackawton

taken 1 year ago, near to Blackawton, Devon, Great Britain

War Memorial, Main Street, Blackawton
War Memorial, Main Street, Blackawton
The site is across the frontage of a pair of semi-detached council houses: SX8050 : Blackawton War Memorial and a council house behind. The base is of the local Lower Devonian stone hard, brown and slatey. The upper part is of granite, probably from Dartmoor. See SX8050 : Inscriptions, Blackawton War Memorial, Main Street for the inscriptions.
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
Blackawton is a village in the South Hams, Devon. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 647. The village is about six miles west of Dartmouth.
The church is 15th century. Blackawton has hosted an annual worm charming competition since 1980.
There are two pubs in Blackawton: The George Inn & The Normandy Arms.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Primary Subject of Photo
War Memorial 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8057 5096 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:20.7847N 3:40.7937W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8056 5096
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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