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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1453018
Location: Dallinghoo, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13
District: Suffolk Coastal
Civil Parish: Dallinghoo
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
First World War memorial cross.
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.
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.
Dallinghoo War Memorial, which stands in the churchyard, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* 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.
* 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.
* with the Church of St Mary (Grade II*) and the Lychgate to Churchyard (Grade II).
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