2018

SX9193 : GWR War Memorial, Exeter St David's Station

taken 6 years ago, near to Exeter, Devon, England

This is 1 of 5 images, with title starting with GWR in this square
GWR War Memorial, Exeter St David's Station
GWR War Memorial, Exeter St David's Station
Great Western Railway (GWR)

The old railway company that built the lines to connect London to Wales and the South West. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (see TQ3080 : Statue of IK Brunel) designed and built much of the route between London and Penzance. LinkExternal link
Between Exeter and Plymouth is the Riviera Line LinkExternal link

Exeter St David's Station

Exeter St David's Station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1844. Today it is the most important of Exeter's stations. Through trains from London to Penzance pass through it, it is also the terminus for South West trains from London Waterloo (West of England Main line). Trains also run to Barnstaple (Tarka line) and Exmouth (Avocet line).

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


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SX9193, 858 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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N Chadwick   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 1 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 September, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9113 9330 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.7451N 3:32.6351W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9113 9330
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