Record Details

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


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


Grid Reference:TG 23266 08586
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

June 1972. Listed, Grade II.
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 (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1903 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WAR MEMORIAL (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1903 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1205081.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1989. An angel arrives in the city. 5 December.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 303.

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