The Devon County War Memorial is a First World War memorial on Cathedral
Green in Exeter, the county town of Devon, in the south west of England.
It is one of fifteen War Crosses designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens to a
similar specification. The Devon County War Memorial Committee
commissioned Lutyens to design a War Cross and chose to site it at
Exeter Cathedral. Hewn from a single block of granite quarried from
Haytor on Dartmoor, it stands just to the west of the cathedral, in
alignment with the altar. The cross stands on a granite plinth, which
itself sits on three steps. After archaeological excavations in the
1970s, the area was remodelled to create a processional way between the
memorial and the cathedral. The memorial is a grade II* listed building
and is included in a national collection of Lutyens' war memorials. It
commemorates the war dead of the county of Devon; the Exeter City War
Memorial in Northernhay Gardens honours those from the city.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_County_War_Memorial>
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