Record Details

NHER Number:26003
Type of record:Monument
Name:War Memorial, Agricultural Hall Plain

Summary

This is a striking early 20th century memorial to those who died in the Boer War, consisting of a bronze winged angel drawing a sword, standing on a tall stone plinth bearing the names of those who fell.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 23266 08586
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Statue, 1927, by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Bronze and stone.
Bronze angel on top of tall stone plinth bearing the names of those who died in the Boer War.
Information from (S1).

Press cutting (S2) in file and (S3) rightly disagree with the date and architect above. (S2) gives a date of 1905, (S3) 1903. (S3) gives the architect as George and Fairfax Wade. The confusion seems to be caused by the World War One memorial of 1927 by Lutyens which is at the top of the Market Place in front of City Hall.
E. Rose and P. Aldridge (NLA), 27 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • STATUE (Modern - 1903 AD to 2050 AD)
  • WAR MEMORIAL (Modern - 1903 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Publication: Eastern Evening News. 15 Dec 1989.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England.

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