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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Freckenham, Suffolk

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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

Plus Code: 9F428CCR+M5

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 15 May 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495884

Location: Freckenham, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

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

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Listing Text


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¿.

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.

listing NGR:TL66617175

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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