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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in West Walton, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6983 / 52°41'53"N

Longitude: 0.1736 / 0°10'24"E

OS Eastings: 546976

OS Northings: 313395

OS Grid: TF469133

Mapcode National: GBR M2P.W5F

Mapcode Global: WHJP9.MFVS

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 December 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1411421

Location: West Walton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE14

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: West Walton

Built-Up Area: West Walton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: West Walton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary

First World War memorial erected in the 1920s.

Description

First World War memorial erected in the 1920s.

MATERIALS: marble cross on a stone base.

PLAN: the memorial is located in the centre of the cemetery. It is square on plan.

DESCRIPTION: the memorial consists of a wheel cross on a high, tapering plinth, resting on a marble base, which in turn stands on a triple-stepped stone base with low corner posts. In the centre of the cross is carved ‘HIS’, and around the wheel is a Latin inscription ‘Pro deo et patria’. The horizontal arms of the cross bear the dates ‘1914’ and ‘1919’, and the bottom of the cross shaft is inscribed ‘To the dear memory of our fallen’. The names of the fallen are inscribed on the plinth, and on the marble base are the words ‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.’ On the side of the plinth the date ‘1939-1945’ has been added, along with the names of the fallen from the Second World War. All the inscriptions are in flush lead lettering.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 20 January 2017.

History

The war memorial was erected in the 1920s to the memory of the local men who died during the First World War. More names were added after the Second World War. The designer is unknown. In 2006 the memorial was cleaned and repaired.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial in the cemetery in West Walton is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: it has special historic interest commemorating those members of the community who died in the First and Second World Wars;
* Architectural interest: it is a well-crafted monument in the form of a wheel cross on a tapering plinth carved out of white marble.

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