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Latitude: 52.9636 / 52°57'49"N
Longitude: 0.7441 / 0°44'38"E
OS Eastings: 584393
OS Northings: 344221
OS Grid: TF843442
Mapcode National: GBR R5N.8XJ
Mapcode Global: WHKPC.DRKW
Entry Name: Burnham Overy Staithe War Memorial
Listing Date: 12 February 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1424150
Location: Burnham Overy, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Civil Parish: Burnham Overy
Built-Up Area: Burnham Overy Staithe
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Burnham Overy St Clement
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
War memorial, erected c.1920 with later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial stands on the verge on the south side of the main Wells road through Burnham Overy Staithe. Some 3.6m high overall, it takes the form of a roughly-dressed granite Celtic cross set on a short tapering shaft. This engages with a tapering plinth, itself set on a square base. The base is made of granite and dressed flint flushwork blocks. The inscriptions, running from the plinth onto the base on the north side, are IN/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ BURNHAM OVERY WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1919 (NAMES)/ "LEST WE FORGET"/ ALSO (NAMES) WHO FELL IN THE WAR/ 1939 – 1945
On the west side of the plinth DIED SINCE THE WAR/ FROM WOUNDS OR INJURY/ SUSTAINED WHILE SERVING/ (NAMES)
The memorial is defined to the front by knee-high railings supported on four low granite posts.
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 memorial was presumably erected c.1920, when the majority of the country’s war memorials were commissioned.
Burnham Overy Staithe’s War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following reason:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20.
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