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Latitude: 52.3216 / 52°19'17"N
Longitude: 0.4405 / 0°26'25"E
OS Eastings: 566426
OS Northings: 272086
OS Grid: TL664720
Mapcode National: GBR N90.J5P
Mapcode Global: VHJG4.LX73
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 15 May 2007
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391961
English Heritage Legacy ID: 495884
Location: Freckenham, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP28
District: Forest Heath
Civil Parish: Freckenham
Built-Up Area: Freckenham
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Freckenham St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
312/0/10004 War Memorial
A war memorial located within the churchyard of St Andrew, erected 1920, comprising a granite, Celtic cross on a stepped and tapering plinth. The shaft of the cross has light panelling and there is a foliate wreath encircling the arms of the cross. A smaller engraved cross with shell motif is centrally placed. The names of the fallen are inscribed on the plinth. On the East face is the inscription `To the glory of God and in grateful and abiding memory of 17 officers and men of this village of Freckenham who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918 . The names of the dead from WWII are added below and beneath a quote from scripture reads `The righteous live for evermore, their reward is also with the Lord and the care of them is with the most High¿.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE.
The Freckenham village war memorial, erected in 1920, is an important historical and architectural testament to the men from the village who died in the First and Second World Wars. There is a presumption in favour of designating free-standing war memorials as they are an important reminder of nationally and internationally significant events which had a tragic impact on local communities.
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.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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