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Dallinghoo War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dallinghoo, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1463 / 52°8'46"N

Longitude: 1.3113 / 1°18'40"E

OS Eastings: 626651

OS Northings: 254947

OS Grid: TM266549

Mapcode National: GBR WPL.G9Z

Mapcode Global: VHLBH.PB20

Entry Name: Dallinghoo War Memorial

Listing Date: 9 February 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1453018

Location: Dallinghoo, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Dallinghoo

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Summary

First World War memorial cross.

Description

The stone memorial, c2m tall, stands in the south-east corner of the churchyard, close to the Church of St Mary (Grade II*) and its lychgate (Grade II). It comprises a plain carved wheel-head cross with a tapering shaft, that stands on a tapering plinth with a single-stepped base.

The principal dedicatory inscription reads IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/ MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914-1919./ (11 NAMES).


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, 27 February 2018.

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. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also 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 Dallinghoo as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. It commemorates 11 local servicemen who died in the conflict.

Reasons for Listing

Dallinghoo War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard, 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 First World War.

Architectural interest:

* a simple yet poignant wheel-head cross in the Celtic style;
* unusually, the memorial has not been adapted for Second Wordl War commemoration, and thus retains its original design intent.

Group value:

* with the Church of St Mary (Grade II*) and the Lychgate to Churchyard (Grade II).

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