Princetown – St. Michael’s Church & War Memorial

The now redundant, though not deconsecrated, church of St. Michael’s at Princetown.  Built in the early 19th century for workers at the nearby Dartmoor Prison, by 1995 it was felt that the church was no longer required, although the occasional service is still held there today.

         

The church may be disused, but at least someone still comes in to cut the grass.

PRIVATE F. J. YEATMANNORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENTu/k13/12/1920

         

Above right:

PRIVATE C. F. BELLAMYROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS3820/10/1918

I am told that the large cross in the left hand picture is dated 1912 and dedicated to deceased prisoners, but I cannot remember seeing an inscription when I visited.

And just up the road:

         

And finally, Princetown war memorial on a beautiful summer’s day:

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