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Latitude: 52.8468 / 52°50'48"N
Longitude: 0.9204 / 0°55'13"E
OS Eastings: 596763
OS Northings: 331698
OS Grid: TF967316
Mapcode National: GBR S8K.KJ2
Mapcode Global: WHLR5.3PKX
Entry Name: Kettlestone War Memorial
Listing Date: 7 November 2017
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1451112
Location: Kettlestone, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR21
District: North Norfolk
Civil Parish: Kettlestone
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
First World War memorial.
First World War memorial.
DESCRIPTION: Kettlestone War Memorial is located in the churchyard to the south-west corner of the Grade II*-listed Church of All Saints, adjacent to the entrance porch.
It takes the form of a tall, limestone, Latin cross fleurée rising from a four-sided, tapering plinth. The plinth has a cap which is gabled to each side with a cornice beneath and stands on a moulded foot. The whole surmounts a three-stepped base.
The inscription is to the south face of the plinth and reads: FOR/ GOD AND KING/ AND COUNTRY/ TO THE IMMORTAL/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF/ KETTLESTONE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR. The eight names of those who died (including their date of death) are recorded on the east and west faces of the plinth. All lettering is incised.
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised at Kettlestone as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War.
Like many Norfolk war memorials, the example in Kettlestone, is situated within the churchyard. The memorial was presumably erected not long after the end of the First World War and commemorates the eight local servicemen who died in that conflict.
Kettlestone War Memorial, which is situated in All Saints’ churchyard, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the First World War.
* an elegant Latin cross fleurée memorial.
* with the Grade II*-listed Church of All Saints.
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