Wramplingham War Memorial

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1465011
Date first listed:
01-Nov-2019
Statutory Address:
Roadside, Wymondham Road, Junction with The Street, Wramplingham, Norfolk, NR18 0RU

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Location

Statutory Address:
Roadside, Wymondham Road, Junction with The Street, Wramplingham, Norfolk, NR18 0RU

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
South Norfolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Wramplingham
National Grid Reference:
TG1122306344

Summary

First World War Memorial, erected around 1920, with a Second World War addition.

Reasons for Designation

Wramplingham War Memorial, erected around 1920, and dedicated to the fallen of the First and Second World Wars, 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.

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: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

One such memorial was raised at Wramplingham in Norfolk as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the seven men of the parish who lost their lives in the conflict. No records of the unveiling of the memorial have been found, though it is presumed to have been erected around 1920, as most memorials were.

Following the Second World War the name of a single parishioner who died during that conflict was added to the memorial.

Details

First World War memorial, erected around 1920, with a Second World War addition.

MATERIALS: stone.

DESCRIPTION: Wramplingham War Memorial is located in a prominent roadside position at the junction between Wymondham Road and The Street.

The memorial comprises a Latin cross on a tall shaft which tapers in square section from an hexagonal plinth atop a single-stepped hexagonal base.

The north-east face of the plinth is inscribed 1914 - 1918 with the names of the fallen inscribed below and on the other faces of the plinth.

Sources

Websites
Wramplingham War Memorial, War Memorials Online website, accessed 7 June 2019 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/194280/

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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