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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Sustead, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8883 / 52°53'17"N

Longitude: 1.2675 / 1°16'3"E

OS Eastings: 619920

OS Northings: 337314

OS Grid: TG199373

Mapcode National: GBR VC3.WTB

Mapcode Global: WHMS8.FNTM

Plus Code: 9F43V7Q9+82

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 August 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495518

Location: Sustead, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Sustead

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Metton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


1274/0/10015 METTON
06-AUG-07 War Memorial

War memorial, circa 1921. Portland stone with Clipsham stone additions. Square plinth and two square pedestals bearing inscriptions, the upper pedestal being taller. Above there is a tapering octagonal shaft, terminating in a Latin cross with knobs on the arms. The lower pedestal and plinth have been repaired and some of the stone replaced. The inscription on the upper pedestal runs around four sides and reads: 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF METTON/ WHO TOOK PART IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ KILLED/ (full names)/ SERVED/ (initial and surname)/ 1914-1918'. The lower pedestal is inscribed on four sides: 'SERVED/ 1939-1945/ (first name and surname)'.

This war memorial was erected circa 1921 to honour the men of Metton who took part in both World Wars. It lists the names of three men who were killed and sixteen men who served in the First World War (including the son of the vicar at the time), and five who served in the Second World War. The lists, and in particular the high proportion of recurring surnames, serve as a poignant reminder of the price paid by this and other small communities for the nation's involvement in world events. In 2004, repairs were carried out to the stonework at the base of the memorial with the help of a grant from the War Memorials Trust.

War memorials have a very strong historical and cultural significance on both a local and national level. This is a modest but dignified example of a war memorial erected to commemorate the local men who died in the First World War and honour those who served in both World Wars. It also has group value with the adjacent Church of St Andrew, which is listed at Grade II*.

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, 23 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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