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Boer War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2461 / 52°14'45"N

Longitude: 0.7125 / 0°42'44"E

OS Eastings: 585274

OS Northings: 264342

OS Grid: TL852643

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.0ZH

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9TJ1

Entry Name: Boer War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466761

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8564SW CORNHILL
639-1/7/291 Boer War Memorial

GV II

Memorial to the 193 Suffolk men who died in the Boer War.
1904. By AG Walker. Stone. On an island site in the centre of
Cornhill. The monument stands on a low raised platform paved
with stone setts and surrounded by iron railings with low
square vase-shaped stone posts. It takes the form of a stone
rectangular table tomb with small moulded pillars recessed at
the angles and egg-and-dart ornament round the top. Each face
is panelled, the panels on the south, east and west with the
names of those killed, that on the north with the words
VULNERATUS NON VICTUS above the arms of West Suffolk, and an
inscription below which reads: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY
SUFFOLK PEOPLE AS A MEMORIAL TO SUFFOLK SOLDIERS WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902. On the coffin
lid a bare-headed soldier is seated in a defensive attitude,
grasping a rifle, with his fallen helmet lying on the rocks
below.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk:
London: 1974-: 150).

Listing NGR: TL8527464342


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, 13 January 2017.

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