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Town or City: Bury St Edmunds
County: Suffolk
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM7454

Value of grant: £1017.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2014

UKNIWM reference number: 5254

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Rougham war memorial after grant works © Pat Lamb 2014Rougham war memorial is located in St Mary’s Churchyard and takes the form of a cross. The memorial is composed of a two stepped base surmounted by a plinth and wheel cross. The memorial stands on a square base and is surrounded by oak posts linked with chains. The inscription is incised in the stone and painted and commemorates the fallen of the First and Second World Wars.

In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £1,071 towards the conservation of the memorial. Works included the removal of loose and defective mortar from the joints using non mechanical tools and re-pointing these with a lime mortar which colour matched the stone. As the inscriptions were losing legibility these were re-painted using black enamel paint, and the oak posts surrounding the memorial which were rotting were replaced on a like-for-like basis and the existing chain was then re-fixed to the posts. Rougham war memorial before grant works © Pat Lamb 2014Additional works, not within the Grant Offer but included in the contract and undertaken by the applicant at their expense, included the replacement of the existing concrete surround using concrete paving slabs. The grant was reduced because the application of a biocide was undertaken but not included in the approved Method Statement.

Rougham war memorial was dedicated on 5 June 1921. The inscription on the memorial reads:

Rougham war memorial after grant works © Pat Lamb 2014“To the glory of God
and in memory of the men of Rougham
who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.


Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM7454
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 5254

War Memorials Online: 191119

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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