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Brampton War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Brampton, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7733 / 52°46'23"N

Longitude: 1.2895 / 1°17'22"E

OS Eastings: 621986

OS Northings: 324599

OS Grid: TG219245

Mapcode National: GBR VDP.2TX

Mapcode Global: WHMSV.SK78

Entry Name: Brampton War Memorial

Location: Brampton, Broadland, Norfolk, NR10

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Parish: Brampton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Listing Date: 20 February 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1442120

Summary

First World War memorial, circa 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

Brampton War Memorial is located in the churchyard of the Church of St Peter, The Street, Brampton, Norfolk. It is prominently situated in the churchyard near to the church. It comprises a stone wheel-head cross on a small plinth and small single-step base. The inscription and names are on the front face of the shaft, with the dedication on the front face of the plinth.

The inscription reads TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE/ FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1919/ (NAMES)/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE/ PARISHIONERS OF BRAMPTON AND FRIENDS.


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 6 March 2017.

History

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, both as a result of the huge impact the loss of three quarters of a million British lives had on communities and 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.

Brampton War Memorial, like many Norfolk war memorials, was situated within the churchyard. The memorial was presumably erected circa 1920. The memorial commemorates ten local servicemen who fell in the First World War and one man who fell in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Brampton War Memorial, which is situated in St Peter’s Churchyard, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: as a simple but dignified wheel-head cross;
* Group value: with the Grade II*-listed Church of St Peter.

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