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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)
Maker
Messrs William Mace, MR WILLIAM WILLIAMSON ARSA
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: September 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Opened
    Date: 27 August 1924
    Attended by: HRH Princess Marie Louise GBE GCVO VA CI RRC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55625
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: TG 28398 29436
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Hospital with title on a stone tablet at the entrance and a dedicatory wooden board placed elsewhere. When it first opened the hospital took the form of two private wards and two public wards. Members of the Contributory Scheme were admitted for free. Extensions of an X-Ray room, an emergency ward and a sterilising room were made to the hospital in 1925. In 1926-1927 electric light was installed and a gift of money to upkeep the grounds was donated. The hospital stands on over 6 acres of ground, 5 acres of which was given in 1926-1927 subject to the restriction that no building may be erected on the southern part of it and that it may not be used for any purpose which might become a nuisance to the patients and staff.
Inscription
Entrance: 1923/ WAR MEMORIAL/ HOSPITAL 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
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: Undefined
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
2011: Hospital is to be replaced by a 24 bed unit with clinics, physiotherapy facilities and administrative offices. The bed unit will be completed in September and the clinic and facilities in May. The existing building will be demolished and the memorial stone will be incorporated into a free-standing memorial on the site. The wooden board will be relocated within the new premises. The new hospital will be named the North Walsham & District War Memorial Hospital. 2007: Hospital might be closed
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 - £4,366; equipment and furniture - £783; endowment fund - £3,673; maintenance fund - £168; - x-ray room and equipment - £570 from the Sunday and Saturday Fund; John Dixon Emergency ward - £200 from Mr John Dixon; fund for upkeep of the grounds - £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 £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 (£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 and League of Friends of North Walsham Memorial Cottage Hospital
Reference

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