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The Elveden Memorial, Suffolk, England

The memorial stands on the north side of the A11 trunk road, Weather Heath, Suffolk, at the point where the parishes of Elveden, Icklingham, and Eriswell meet. The column took two years to build and was erected to commemorate the 48 fallen from those three parishes during the First World War. Its size was said to be representative of the ‘titanic’ scale of that war. It was unveiled in November 1921. A further six names were added following the Second World War. It consists of a Corinthian column comprised of a base, pedestal, shaft and capital in Weldon stone with a Portland stone funerary urn at the top. At 39 metres, it is taller than the Coke memorial at nearby Holkham Hall but shorter than Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London (44 metres)

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