SALCOMBE, Devon – Holy Trinity. 

War memorial 1920

This memorial takes the form of a wrought iron chancel screen, together with a memorial tablet.  The drawing for the screen was dated July 1919 and for the tablet July 1920. The faculty petition was presented on 23 September 1920, to erect a chancel rail and a War Memorial tablet.   The wrought iron screen is placed upon a chancel wall which dates from the work J. D. Sedding undertook in the chancel; Sedding had originally intended there to be “an iron rail” upon the chancel wall.  Fellowes Prynne’s wrought iron screen is lower than usual, but it does therefore allow an unimpeded view of the sanctuary.  The gates between the chancel walls were there prior to his involvement, dedicated in 1899, and he retained them in his design and indeed based his own on them.

Thanks are due to Sonia F. G. Parkinson for researching this information at the Devon Records Office.

The adjacent brass tablet names those who fell in the First World War.

Incidentally, the Building News and Engineering Journal reported, on 24 January 1890, that Salcombe parish church was

about to be restored at a cost of £1,000, from plans and in accordance with a report by Mr. G. H. Fellowes Prynne, of London.

It is known that J.D. Sedding undertook the enlargement of around 1889.  I have not seen any documentation referencing this proposed restoration by Fellowes Prynne.

The photograph shows part of the iron screen resting on the earlier chancel wall.