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Holt War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Holt, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9059 / 52°54'21"N

Longitude: 1.0905 / 1°5'25"E

OS Eastings: 607928

OS Northings: 338749

OS Grid: TG079387

Mapcode National: GBR T9C.SMK

Mapcode Global: WHLR1.Q7G2

Entry Name: Holt War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 April 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1407823

Location: Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR25

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Holt

Built-Up Area: Holt (North Norfolk)

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Holt with High Kelling

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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War Memorial to casualties of the First and Second World Wars, Korean War and Northern Ireland.


MATERIALS: made of Clipsham stone and consists of a cross standing on a seven-tier base and plinth. The wheel cross has carved trefoil decoration between its arms and surmounts a tapering octagonal shaft. Half way up the shaft are four shields, one to each side. Most of the inscriptions are carved into the top tier of the base, but there are others on panels on each face of the base, and on the plinth. As well as the names of the casualties of war, an inscription reads 'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER MORE'.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 23 January 2017.


The Holt War Memorial was designed by the architect H. H. Palmer to commemorate those who gave their lives in the First World War, and was dedicated on 29th May 1921 at a ceremony performed by local clergy and dignitaries. Casualties of the Second World War, the Korean War (1950-1953) and the conflict in Northern Ireland have been added. In 2010 a grant from the War Memorials Trust, with donations from the District Council and other organisations and individuals, funded a project to restore the cross, repairing and replacing stonework, where necessary, using Clipsham stone and a hydraulic lime, mortar mix. The war memorial was rededicated on October 10th 2010.

Reasons for Listing

Holt War Memorial 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 two later C20 conflicts, and of the sacrifices made

* Design: its elegant and carefully detailed design, raised high on steps and plinth, occupies a prominent position in the centre of the Market Place.

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