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Town or City: Metton
County: Norfolk
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1348

Value of grant: £350.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2004

UKNIWM reference number: 56407

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Metton war memorial cross © Jim Marriage, 2010Metton war memorial cross is located on a grass triangle outside the graveyard of St Andrew's Church. The memorial was originally constructed of Portland Stone; there have been later additions of Clipsham stone. Two pedestals stand atop a plinth supporting a Latin cross. The memorial is listed at grade II.

War Memorials Trust gave £350 in 2004 towards the cost of fixing new stone pieces and re-pointing using lime mortar. 

The memorial was erected about 1921. It records the names of 3 who died and 16 who served in World War I and 5 who served in World War II.

The inscriptions on the panels of the plinth read: 

"To the glory of God
and in memory of
the men of Metton
who took part in the
Great War 
Cecil Douglas Bird
Dudley J. De Angulo Bird
Reginald D. John Blyth

Metton war memorial cross © Jim Marriage, 2010Served
C. Bird
M. Bird
F. Bird
S. Blyth
J. Bumfrey
W. Bumfrey
C. Claxton
J. Claxton

E. Craske
C. Dixon
C. Everett
L. Herrivan
V. Jagg
F. Lawrence
C. Rowe
J. Wright

1914 – 1918"

Metton war memorial cross © Jim Marriage, 2010The inscriptions on the panels around the base of the plinth read:


George Dixon   May Claxton

Stanley Rouse

Arthur Wright   Fred Wright"

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1348
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 56407

The memorial is listed building number 495518

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

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