Swanton Abbott War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1454943

Date first listed: 03-Apr-2018

Statutory Address: Churchyard of Church of St Michael, Church Lane, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, NR10 5DY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: Churchyard of Church of St Michael, Church Lane, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, NR10 5DY

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk (District Authority)

Parish: Swanton Abbott

National Grid Reference: TG2657726235

Summary

War memorial. Erected, following the First World War, in 1919. A further inscription was added after the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Swanton Abbott War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Historic interest:

* as a poignant reminder of the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made during the First and Second World Wars.

Group value:

* with the Grade II* -listed Church of St Michael.

History

The aftermath of the First World War saw a huge wave of public commemoration with tens of thousands of memorials erected across the country. One such memorial was erected in the churchyard of the Church of St Michael (Grade II*-listed, List Entry No 1049172), Swanton Abbott, in 1919 to commemorate six residents of the parish who died during the conflict. A further inscription was added to the memorial following the Second World War in honour of two residents that lost their lives.

Details

War memorial. Erected, following the First World War, in 1919. A further inscription was added after the Second World War.

MATERIALS: Carved from granite.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial is situated in the churchyard of the Church of St Michael, Swanton Abbott. It comprises a polished grey granite Latin cross on a slender tapered shaft surmounting a two-tiered plinth and square base. The cross is inscribed in leaded lettering IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE FALLEN. There are six names of those that died during the First World War inscribed on the shaft of the cross. The top of the plinth is inscribed ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS/ 1919. A further inscription was added near the foot of the shaft after the Second World War 1939-1945/ (NAMES). It includes the names of two residents of the parish that lost their lives.

Sources

Websites
Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register, accessed 20 Feb 2018 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/56376

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