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Walsoken Parish War Memorial, King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Description: Walsoken Parish War Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 2013
Building ID: 1413185

OS Grid Reference: TF4763710536
OS Grid Coordinates: 547638, 310537
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6724, 0.1821

Locality: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Postcode: PE13 3RA

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Listing Text


War Memorial, First and Second World Wars.

Reason for Listing

Walsoken War Memorial, erected in the early C20, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historical interest: it is a moving reminder of the impact on the community of two World Wars and of the sacrifice suffered;

* Design: its design is powerful and moving and it occupies a prominent place in the churchyard and the community.


The War Memorial at Walsoken was erected by public subscription following the First World War, with a panel added after the Second World War to commemorate six casualties, four of whom died in Japanese prisoner of war camps. In 1998 the memorial was vandalised, but has been fully repaired.


War Memorial, First and Second World Wars.

The Walsoken war memorial is made of red granite and consists of the statue of a soldier carrying a rifle, facing forward but with his body turned to one side, raised above a tall, slightly tapered, square section pedestal with rusticated rough hewn quoins and top stone, and with two courses of similar stones to the base. These frame the panels on which the names of those who died in the First World War are inscribed, 118 altogether. The pedestal stands on a three stepped base; a small tablet inscribed with the six names of those who died in the Second World War is set against the top step.

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