Rishangles War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1458935
Date first listed:
28-Aug-2018
Statutory Address:
Rishangles War Memorial, Rishangles Old Church, Eye Road, Rishangles, Suffolk, IP23 7JZ

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Location

Statutory Address:
Rishangles War Memorial, Rishangles Old Church, Eye Road, Rishangles, Suffolk, IP23 7JZ

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Rishangles
National Grid Reference:
TM1610168642

Summary

War memorial. Erected, following the First World War, in 1920 by E E Saunders of Ipswich. A further inscription was added after the Second World War.

Reasons for Designation

Rishangles War Memorial, erected in 1920 in the churchyard of the former Church of St Margaret, 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 former Church of St Margaret.

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 Rishangles as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by three members of the local community who lost their lives in the First World War. The memorial was erected by E E Saunders of Ipswich and unveiled on 20 June 1920 by renowned Suffolk cider maker and four-time FA Cup finalist, J B Chevallier. The names of two parishioners who fell during the Second World War were subsequently added to the memorial. The Church of St Margaret (Grade II*-listed, List Entry 1032380) in whose churchyard the memorial stands, was deconsecrated and sold in the 1970s before being converted to a residential property in 1986 - 1987. The property is now known as Rishangles Old Church.

Details

War memorial. Erected, following the First World War, in 1920 by E E Saunders of Ipswich. A further inscription was added after the Second World War.

MATERIALS: Carved from limestone.

DESCRIPTION: The memorial is situated just inside the entrance to the churchyard of the former Church of St Margaret, now known as Rishangles Old Church, where it faces the churchyard gate. It comprises a 1.8m-high memorial stone with a moulded plinth and moulded capping stone, which rests on a rectangular stone base. The front face of the memorial is inscribed with incised lettering IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE BRAVE MEN/ FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914–1918/ (3 NAMES)/ 1939–1945/ (2 NAMES).

Sources

Websites
Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register, accessed 20 June 2018 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/4831
John Barrington Chevallier, accessed 20 June 2018 from http://www.aspall.co.uk/our-story/family/jb-chevallier
Other
Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury, 18 June 1920

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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