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War Memorial, Churchyard of St Mary's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0859 / 52°5'9"N

Longitude: 1.1363 / 1°8'10"E

OS Eastings: 614975

OS Northings: 247707

OS Grid: TM149477

Mapcode National: GBR TMH.04C

Mapcode Global: VHLBL.NT3S

Plus Code: 9F4334PP+9G

Entry Name: War Memorial, Churchyard of St Mary's Church

Listing Date: 4 September 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392238

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495158

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitton

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Whitton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

04-SEP-07 War Memorial, Churchyard of St Mary's

Portland stone Latin cross on a stepped pedestal base, unveiled 1921, to a design by H Munro Cautley. The sword of sacrifice is carved in relief on the east face of the shaft and the corners of the shaft and base are chamfered. There is a plaque at the base of the pedestal. The inscription runs around three sides of the pedestal and reads: 'TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ WHITTON-CUM/ THURLESTONE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (names: surname, rank and regiment) AND ALSO FOR THE MEN FROM THIS/ PARISH WHO FELL IN THE / WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/'.

This war memorial was designed by H Munro Cautley, who lived in the adjacent parish and was unveiled on 6 November 1921 by Sir John Ganzoni. It is a central feature in the commemoration of those who lost their lives in both World Wars and an intrinsic part of community life. In 2004, the memorial was cleaned and some of the lettering re-carved and painted with the help of a grant from the War Memorials Trust.

Summary of importance:
War memorials have a very strong historical and cultural significance on both a local and national scale. This is a good example of a simple memorial by a well known architect in the form of a Latin cross with the sword of sacrifice carved in relief. It was unveiled in 1921 and a further inscription was added following the Second World War. The cross also has group value with the adjacent grade II listed church. Recommended for listing in grade II.

United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials, Ref. 4892

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is 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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