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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1413187
Location: Upwell, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE14
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
War Memorial, First and Second World Wars, erected c.1922.
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.
The War Memorial at Upwell is thought to have been carved by a local apprentice stonemason, William Gray, and erected in c. 1922.
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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