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World War I and II Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0611 / 52°3'39"N

Longitude: 1.1556 / 1°9'20"E

OS Eastings: 616417

OS Northings: 245000

OS Grid: TM164450

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.QZK

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.ZG9B

Entry Name: World War I and II Memorial

Listing Date: 4 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237533

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428790

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Town: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Description

TM1645SW
642-0/1/10049

IPSWICH
CHRISTCHURCH PARK
World War I and II Memorial

GV
II

First World War memorial. 1922-3. By E Adams, adapted later to
include Second World War. Stone over brick core. Memorial is
set on a raised platform and is of rectangular section. Plinth
has a splayed step rising to a short rectangular obelisk with
rolled edges. Base with wreaths to north and south,
commemorative bronze plaque to west and a bronze casting
attached on pedestals to east. The casting is in form of a
bundle of military emblems and artefacts wrapped in a flag;
articles include bandoliers of ammunition, a Mk. II Browning
machine gun, a Vickers gas-operated light machine gun, spears,
mace and other regalia. On top of the bundle are a soldier's
personal effects: uniform, helmet, gas-mask, water bottle,
camouflage webbing, satchel full of Mills bombs. To north-west
is a later stone-faced wall with attached bronze plaques
listing names of fallen. On top of wall is a bronze lamp with
the Eternal Flame.

Listing NGR: TM1641745000


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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