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Upwell War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Upwell, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6 / 52°35'59"N

Longitude: 0.2227 / 0°13'21"E

OS Eastings: 550631

OS Northings: 302563

OS Grid: TF506025

Mapcode National: GBR M3X.WNJ

Mapcode Global: WHJPQ.DX85

Entry Name: Upwell War Memorial

Listing Date: 26 June 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1413187

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

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Upwell

Built-Up Area: Upwell

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Upwell St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Summary

War Memorial, First and Second World Wars, erected c.1922.

Description

War Memorial, commemorating the fallen of the First and Second World Wars, erected c.1922.

The Upwell War Memorial is made of stone and consists of an angel raised on three steps above a tall, tapered, square pedestal surmounting a stepped plinth and base. The pedestal has a moulded entablature. A union flag and laurel branch are carved on one face with an inscription which reads ' THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS TO THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WARS'. The names of those killed are recorded on the other sides, a total of 67, 57 from the First World War and 10 from the second.

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 Upwell is thought to have been carved by a local apprentice stonemason, William Gray, and erected in c. 1922.

Reasons for Listing

Upwell War Memorial, erected c. 1922, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historical interest: it is a moving reminder of the tragic impact on the community of two World Wars and two later, C20 conflicts, and of the terrible sacrifices made;
* Design: it is also of special interest for its elegant classical design and for the quality of craftsmanship.

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