Botesdale, Redgrave & Rickinhall


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Reference WMO256518

Address:

Market Place

Botesdale

Diss

IP22 1BT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
About the memorial: A wheel-head cross with a tapering shaft which terminates in a moulded foot; the cross and shaft are inset. The cross rises from a square pedestal which surmounts a substantial square plinth. The whole stands on a single-step stone base. Two wedged-shaped stone panels have been placed at the bottom of the plinth to the south-west and north-east sides; that to the south-west side is inset into the base. A small stone trough stands on the base to the south-east side abutting the plinth. The inscriptions and names are on recessed, fielded panels to the plinth and the two stone tablets; all lettering is incised, painted black.
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IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF/ THOSE MEN FROM THE PARISHES/ OF/ BOTESDALE-REDGRAVE-RICKINGHALL-/ SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR,/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914–1918. ( 61 names) ALSO/ IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ 1939 – 45 WAR/ (12 NAMES). THE KOREAN WAR/ 1950–1953/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ (1 NAME).

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Grade II (England)

1452568

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