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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
North Norfolk
Town
North Walsham
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: September 1919
    Attended by: Lady Suffield, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Opened
    Date: 27 August 1924
    Attended by: HRH Princess Marie Louise GBE GCVO VA CI RRC
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55625

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Current location

North Walsham and District War Memorial Hospital
Yarmouth Road
North Walsham
North Norfolk
Norfolk
NR28 9AP
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 28398 29436
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The original memorial was a Cottage Hospital with two private wards and two public wards. The site was extended and the buildings modernised over the years, but it was finally demolished in 2011, when a new hospital opened within its grounds. The dedicatory stone plate over the original hospital entrance was dismantled and re-erected within a free-standing screen wall to the right of the Main Reception entrance to the new hospital. A wooden dedicatory board which was within the original building is on display in the reception area of the new building. This is nowy-headed, with a crown and laurel wreath carved at the top, and the Pelican in her Piety carved beside the upper section of the dedication, below which are carved the names of the fifteen communities in the District. The new hospital has retained the name of the original foundation. Also on display beside the above board is a wooden plaque recording the endowment of a bed in the original hospital by the men of the 1/6th Norfolk Regiment (see WMR 97685).
Inscription
[On the stone entrance plaque]: 1923/ War Memorial/ Hospital [On the interior dedicatory board]: THIS HOSPITAL/ WAS ERECTED IN/ PROUD HONOUR AND/ AFFECTIONATE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THE/ FOLLOWING DISTRICTS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 1919/ NORTH WALSHAM/ TRUNCH BACTON/ GIMINGHAM EDINGTHORPE/ SWAFFIELD BRADFIELD/ ANTINGHAM WESTWICK/ WITTON WALCOT/ FELMINGHAM SWANTON ABBOT/ THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US/ BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY/ 1st Samuel XXVI XVI
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
2011: Hospital replaced by a new 24 bed unit with clinics, physiotherapy facilities and administrative offices. The original building was demolished, and the memorial stone was incorporated into a free-standing memorial wall on the site. The wooden board was relocated within the new premises.
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: The original one acre site was given by Mrs John Wilkinson in 1919. An additional plot of over 5 acres was conveyed by the chairman of the Executive Committee, Mr John Dixon JP in 1926-1927. The breakdown of costs was: building - £163;4,366; equipment and furniture -£163;783; endowment fund - £163;3,673; maintenance fund - £163;168; - x-ray room and equipment - £163;570 from the Sunday and Saturday Fund; John Dixon Emergency ward -£163;200 from Mr John Dixon; fund for upkeep of the grounds - £163;500 as a gift from Mr R T Booty. A small deficit on the building fund was paid off in the first year and a legacy left by Mrs Sarah Cremer of £163;300 was added to the original endowment fund. In the original phase of the fundraising before additions were made to the hospital, the majority of the cost (£163;7,185) was donated by people from North Walsham.
Memorial: £10,560

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
NHS PCT Trust / League of Friends of North Walsham Memorial Cottage Hospital
Reference

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