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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dereham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6823 / 52°40'56"N

Longitude: 0.9404 / 0°56'25"E

OS Eastings: 598855

OS Northings: 313455

OS Grid: TF988134

Mapcode National: GBR SBJ.Y99

Mapcode Global: WHLRY.FV12

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 11 March 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495855

Location: Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR19

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Dereham

Built-Up Area: Dereham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: East Dereham

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


640/0/10038 MARKET PLACE
11-MAR-08 War Memorial

A war memorial unveiled in 1922.

MATERIALS: The memorial is constructed of Cornish grey granite with inscribed bronze plaques.

DESCRIPTION: The monument stands approximately 4 metres high and consists of a cenotaph surmounting a two-stepped base. The bronze plaques on the cenotaph are inscribed `IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF EAST DEREHAM WHO FELL/ IN THE TWO WORLD WARS 1914-1918 1939-1945/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)'.

HISTORY: This memorial is thought to have been inspired by Sir Edwin Lutyens's cenotaph in Whitehall. It was originally dedicated to the men of Dereham who died in the First World War and was subsequently also dedicated to the dead of the Second World War.

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 memorial in the form of a cenotaph. It is in an imposing monument in a prominent location in the centre of Dereham and also has group value with a number of nearby listed buildings.

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, 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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