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Latitude: 52.8016 / 52°48'5"N
Longitude: 0.8455 / 0°50'43"E
OS Eastings: 591916
OS Northings: 326470
OS Grid: TF919264
Mapcode National: GBR R7Q.BLD
Mapcode Global: WHKQ5.YVS2
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 11 March 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1393063
English Heritage Legacy ID: 503064
Location: Colkirk, Breckland, Norfolk, NR21
Civil Parish: Colkirk
Built-Up Area: Colkirk
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Colkirk with Oxwick with Pattesley St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
164/0/10009 CHURCH ROAD
11-MAR-08 War Memorial
War memorial commemorating the fallen of WWI, with one name added for WWII. Date of erection not known.
The memorial is made of stone, and consists of an obelisk surmounting a square plinth, which in turn stands on a four stepped base. The front face of the obelisk contains a wreath carved in bas relief, and an inscription which reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR MEN WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919. Beneath this, and suspended from the cornice of the plinth, is a scroll bearing the names of the dead. At the foot of the memorial, to the front, is a flower holder, inscribed with the words LEST WE FORGET.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: War memorials have a very strong historical and cultural significance on both a local and a national scale. The memorial in Colkirk is a simple classical design in a prominent open setting, and has group value with the Grade II* listed St Mary's Church.
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, 20 January 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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