Potter Heigham


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Reference WMO256192

Address:

St Nicholas Church

Church Lane

Potter Heigham

Great Yarmouth

NR29 5LL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A rock-faced Latin cross standing on a trapezoidal plinth. This has polished surfaces on three of its four sides for leaded inscriptions. A single-step base supports the plinth, and the whole structure stands on a concrete foundation.
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‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD / THE GIVER OF VICTORY / THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED AD1919 / IN SACRED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR / AND WHOSE NAMES ARE HEREON INSCRIBED / AND IN HONOUR OF / ALL WHO SERVED IN THE FORCES / ON LAND OR SEA / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE’. The south side of the plinth is inscribed ‘1914 – 1918’ ( names) On the north side of the plinth is the inscription ‘1939 – 1945 / WORLD WAR’ (names)

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