Memorial Cross, Mt. Pleasant, now listed

The Manners Memorial Cross and Peace Park Stone Plaque, Mount Pleasant, Clovelly, has been added to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.  It was assessed for listing as part of Historic England’s First World War Commemoration project. 

The memorial is now listed at Grade II and was recommended for the following principal reasons:

* Historic interest:  as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community and the sacrifices it made in the First World War;

* Architectural interest: an imposing memorial cross standing in a prominent position, and with high quality lettering;

* Historic association:  the cross and plaque, contemporary with the park, marks Mrs. Hamlyn’s war memorial gift to the National Trust

The memorial marks the loss of Christine Hamlyn’s nephew, Lieutenant John Manners and the Clovelly residents who died in the First World War.