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Shotesham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Shotesham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5429 / 52°32'34"N

Longitude: 1.3113 / 1°18'40"E

OS Eastings: 624634

OS Northings: 299043

OS Grid: TM246990

Mapcode National: GBR WJR.GCY

Mapcode Global: VHL8K.PB3Z

Entry Name: Shotesham War Memorial

Listing Date: 4 October 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1394022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508315

Location: Shotesham, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR15

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Shotesham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Shotesham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


76/0/10016 THE STREET
04-OCT-10 The Common
Shotesham War Memorial

War Memorial, 1920, designed by Henry Leicester Hicks.

MATERIALS: Stone on flint and brick base.

The memorial takes the form of a tall, tapered, octagonal stone cross, the top and the ends of both arms foliated. The shaft rises from a square plinth engraved with a dedication to those men from Shotesham who gave their lives in the First World War. Two of the faces of the plinth bear inscriptions: the one on the north west reads `In proud remembrance of the Shotesham men who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919'. The plinth stands on three octagonal steps, each face inscribed with a name. The octagonal base is of flint with brick quoins and coping.

On 14 October 1919, at a meeting of the nearest relations of those soldiers from Shotesham who died in the First World War, it was proposed that a memorial cross should be erected on Church Hill. The following year, on 22 January, the PCC approved the plans drawn up by the architect Henry Leicester Hicks of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The cross was to be paid for by subscription, and was dedicated on 5 September 1920. The memorial was recently conserved with the assistance of funding from the English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants for War Memorials scheme. This work included the reconstruction of the flint and brick base and the removal of verdigris that obscured the inscriptions.

Henry Leicester Hicks (1881 or 1882-1947) practiced in Newcastle in partnership with George Edward Charlewood. They are credited with 24 listed churches, both restorations and new designs, including the Grade II* Church of St Luke in Thornaby, Co Durham (1904).

Dictionary of Scottish Architects website http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk, accessed 9 August 2010.

The Shotesham War Memorial is recommended for designation for the following principal reasons:
* Historical: It is a moving reminder of the impact of the First World War on both large and small communities, and of the sacrifice they suffered.
* Design: Its elegant design by a reputable church architect is an imposing setting for the names of those who died in the First World War.

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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