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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. (Full article...)