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Swaffham Bulbeck War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2395 / 52°14'22"N

Longitude: 0.2776 / 0°16'39"E

OS Eastings: 555610

OS Northings: 262592

OS Grid: TL556625

Mapcode National: GBR M8F.JZM

Mapcode Global: VHHJZ.RZL2

Entry Name: Swaffham Bulbeck War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 February 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1424185

Location: Swaffham Bulbeck, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB25

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Swaffham Bulbeck

Built-Up Area: Swaffham Bulbeck

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Swaffham Bulbeck St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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War memorial, 1921 with later additions for the Second World War.


The war memorial stands in a prominent position on Stocks Green in the village. It takes the form of a fairly short Celtic cross of rough-hewn Cornish granite, set on a tapered plinth, itself on a short granite base. The whole is raised on a two-stepped lime concrete base. The front of the plinth is dressed smooth and carries the inscription IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ PARISHIONERS WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (15 NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. Beneath this the granite base has been chamfered to accommodate the dates 1939-1945 and three additional names of the men who died in the Second World War.

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, 4 October 2017.


The war memorial was constructed by Messrs Goddard of Bury St Edmunds and H and F Stevens of Swaffham Bulbeck. It was unveiled on 16 January 1921 and dedicated by the Bishop of Ely. Following a War Memorials Trust grant, it was cleaned and repaired in 2010.

Reasons for Listing

Swaffham Bulbeck’s War Memorial, which stands on Stocks Green, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* 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;
* Design: a modest yet well executed memorial by a local company.

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