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Burnham Overy Staithe War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnham Overy, Norfolk

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424150

Location: Burnham Overy, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31

County: Norfolk

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

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Summary

War memorial, erected c.1920 with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

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.

History

The memorial was presumably erected c.1920, when the majority of the country’s war memorials were commissioned.

Reasons for Listing

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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