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Wood Dalling War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Wood Dalling, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8 / 52°47'59"N

Longitude: 1.0986 / 1°5'54"E

OS Eastings: 608981

OS Northings: 326992

OS Grid: TG089269

Mapcode National: GBR TBQ.GKX

Mapcode Global: WHLRF.VW9B

Plus Code: 9F43Q3XX+XC

Entry Name: Wood Dalling War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 November 2015

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1430986

Location: Wood Dalling, Broadland, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Wood Dalling

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Wood Dalling St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Summary


First World War memorial with later additions.

Description

The granite memorial stands in the northern part of the churchyard of the church of St Andrew (Grade I). It comprises a wheel-head cross rising from a rectangular shaft, which stands on a tapering plinth. The plinth stands on a low step within a shallow, square, kerb. The wheel-head face is ornamented with a cross carved in low relief, with a shallow raised panel on the shaft front.

The front face of the plinth bears an inscription that reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 – 1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. The names of the fallen are recorded on either side of the plinth.

In addition, a stone plaque placed at angle at the front of the memorial reads ALSO IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE WAR/ 1939 – 1945/ (5 NAMES).

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was raised at Wood Dalling to commemorate 16 parishioners who fell during the First World War. A plaque honouring 5 men who died in the Second World War was added following that conflict.

Reasons for Listing

Wood Dalling War Memorial, situated in the churchyard of the Church of St Andrew, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: a well-executed wheel-head cross;
* Group value: with the Grade I-listed church of St Andrew.

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