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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
South Norfolk
Town
Wymondham
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
SIR JOHN NINIAN COMPER RA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Norwich
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20185
Current location

Wymondham Abbey
Church St
Wymondham
South Norfolk
Norfolk
NR18 0PH
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 10710 01503
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Extremely elaborate altar screen with canopy surmounted by angels of the Apocalypse and dove of peace. Niches in screen containing figures of Mary, teh Apostles and several Norfolk Saints along with central figure of seated Christ with right arm raised in benediction. Surmounted by rood beams bearing huge Crucifix flanked by angels and figures of the two Marys. Tablets bearing names are mounted on arch at the eastern end of the North AIsle.
Inscription
(ON PLAQUES) 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ CIVILIANS/ (NAMES) (ON ARCH) PRAY FOR THOSE WYMONDHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR TO WHOSE MEMORY THE ALTAR SCREEN IS DEDICATED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, H
Balls, R W
Barker, C
Barnard, R
Barnes, F
Barnes, I J
Bartram, C Ed
Bartram, C Ernest
Bartram, T
Beales, J
See details for all 141 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: depth 30MM, height 9000MM, width 400MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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