Wellingham War Memorial


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:
St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Wellingham, Norfolk, PE32 2TH


© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1465224.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 02-Dec-2020 at 13:11:59.


Statutory Address:
St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Wellingham, Norfolk, PE32 2TH

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

Breckland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:


A First World War memorial dating from around 1920.

Reasons for Designation

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

Historic interest:

* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20.

Architectural interest:

* as a dignified and sombre stone memorial, neatly made and well-proportioned.

Group value

* with the Grade II* listed Church of St Andrew.


The war memorial in Wellingham was erected in 1920, as part of the great wave of commemoration of the fallen that took place across the country following the First World War.

The memorial was put up in the churchyard, and commemorates three local servicemen who fell in the war, including the Rector, who was killed shortly before the Armistice. Another of the fallen was killed in an attack by a German airship, in the first such attacks resulting in civilian deaths from bombing.


A First World War memorial dating from around 1920.

MATERIALS: the memorial is constructed from grey granite.

DESCRIPTION: the war memorial stands in the churchyard of St Andrew's Church, and is prominently situated in the southern end of the churchyard, close to the road.

It consists of a wheel-head cross with Celtic style strap work carvings at its head, on a plain, slightly tapering shaft, atop a plinth of two tiers.

The inscription is in leaded lettering and reads: FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES).


Imperial War Museum Inventory ref.56250, accessed 18.6.19 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/56250
War Memorials Online ref.197052, accessed 18.6.19 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/197052/


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

End of official listing

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].