To the eternal memory of the men and women of ELVEDEN, ERISWELL & ICKLINGHAM
who died in the service of their country

The Elveden War Memorial beside the A11 in Suffolk, variously known as The Elveden Column or Weather Heath Memorial was designed by Clyde Young and is dedicated to those from the three villages of Elveden, Eriswell and Icklingham who fell in both World Wars. It was unveiled on 21st November 1921
Standing at the meeting point of the three parishes, consisting of a Corinthian column of Weldon Stone topped with a vase of Portland Stone, it took two years to build. It is 38.7 metres high and in the north (rear) face is a door with access to a newell stair rising 148 steps to the full height of the column.The other three faces bear plaques facing the respective parishes. The front (south) face bears the inscription and names from Icklingham, the east face, those from Elveden and the west face those from Eriswell.
The main plaques hold the names of the fallen of the Great War and below each a further plaque which commemorates the fallen of the 1939-145 war.

Legend has it that Earl of Iveagh and his architect, decreed that their column should be shorter than Nelson's (44 metres), but just taller than the Earl of Leicester's (38 metres). The funerary urn on the top is based on the 1791 Coade stone Monument to Timothy Brett in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe, Plymouth,

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.