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Henstead with Hulver Street War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Henstead with Hulver Street, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4157 / 52°24'56"N

Longitude: 1.6577 / 1°39'27"E

OS Eastings: 648829

OS Northings: 286044

OS Grid: TM488860

Mapcode National: GBR YVB.KX6

Mapcode Global: VHM6S.PJ6Y

Plus Code: 9F43CM85+73

Entry Name: Henstead with Hulver Street War Memorial

Listing Date: 1 November 2019

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1465076

Location: Henstead with Hulver Street, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Henstead with Hulver Street

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Summary


First World War memorial, 1920, with Second World War additions. It was designed by William Douglas Caröe FSA (1857-1938) and built by Messrs Clary and Wright.

Description

First World War memorial, 1920, with Second World War additions. It was designed by William Douglas Caröe FSA (1857-1938) and built by Messrs Clary and Wright.

MATERIAL: Clipsham stone.

DESCRIPTION: Henstead with Hulver Street War Memorial stands in the village cemetery in the small hamlet of Henstead, on the south side of Church Road, directly opposite the south porch of the Church of St Mary (listed Grade I).

The memorial comprises a tall, plain Latin cross with a square base standing on a deep, square plinth with incised inscription panels, the whole standing on a two-stepped base.

The main inscription is in incised lettering on the north face of the cross base and plinth and reads: THE / GREAT / WAR / HENSTEAD AND HULVER / ROLL OF HONOUR / THOSE WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR / KING AND COUNTRY / RIP. The south, west and east faces record the names of the fallen.

A rectangular stone tablet fixed to the north side of the stepped base bears the Second World War dedication and reads: SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / [Names].

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of war 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: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Henstead with Hulver Street in Suffolk as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the 11 local men who died during the conflict. It was designed by William Douglas Caröe FSA (1857-1938) and built by Messrs Clary and Wright. The memorial was unveiled on 29 February 1920 by the Reverend TE Cattell.

Following the Second World War the names of three parishioners who died in that conflict were added to the memorial.

Reasons for Listing

Henstead with Hulver Street War Memorial, erected in 1921 to a design by William Douglas Caröe, with Second World War additions, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest:

* as an accomplished and well-realised war memorial which takes the form of a simple Latin cross;

* it was designed by William Douglas Caröe, one of the leading Arts and Crafts Gothic church architects.

Group value:

* with the Church of St Mary (listed Grade I).

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