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Hindolveston War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hindolveston, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8235 / 52°49'24"N

Longitude: 1.0233 / 1°1'23"E

OS Eastings: 603800

OS Northings: 329392

OS Grid: TG038293

Mapcode National: GBR TB7.TTN

Mapcode Global: WHLRD.P9H8

Plus Code: 9F43R2FF+C8

Entry Name: Hindolveston War Memorial

Listing Date: 20 April 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1444566

Location: Hindolveston, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Hindolveston

Built-Up Area: Hindolveston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Hindolveston St George

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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First World War memorial. Erected in 1921, to a design by Messrs’ T H Blythe, Foulsham, Norfolk.


First World War memorial. Erected in 1921, to a design by Messrs’ T H Blythe, Foulsham, Norfolk.

MATERIALS: Carved from limestone.

DESCRIPTION: Hindolveston War Memorial is located on the Street, Hindolveston. It comprises a small Celtic cross sat on a tapering square shaft. The shaft is chamfered from the top with runout and bar stops, and rises from a square plinth on a two stepped base. The top corners of the plinth are decorated with flattened ram’s horn spirals.

The front (south west) face of the plinth is incised TO / THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE / MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 – 18 / THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE. Two further faces are incised with the names of the Fallen.

The memorial is sat on a raised corner site and is enclosed by a post and chain fence, with a hedge to the rear. The memorial and gravel surround is supported by a flint retaining wall.

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, 5 June 2017.


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, both as a result of the huge impact the loss of three quarters of a million British lives had on communities and the official policy of not repatriating the dead, which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Hindolveston in 1921 as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. The monument was unveiled on the 19th June 1921, in a ceremony attended by Lord Hastings.

Reasons for Listing

Hindolveston War Memorial, which stands at a road junction in the centre of the village, 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 small Celtic cross on a tapering square shaft, designed by Messrs’ T H Blythe of Foulsham;
* Group value: with the Grade II houses on The Street.

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