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Walsoken Parish War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Walsoken, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6724 / 52°40'20"N

Longitude: 0.1821 / 0°10'55"E

OS Eastings: 547638

OS Northings: 310537

OS Grid: TF476105

Mapcode National: GBR M32.JTJ

Mapcode Global: WHJPH.R3W2

Entry Name: Walsoken Parish War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 August 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1413185

Location: Walsoken, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE13

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Walsoken

Built-Up Area: Wisbech

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Walsoken All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary

War Memorial, First and Second World Wars.

Description

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.

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.

History

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.

Reasons 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.

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