Battle Of Stamford Bridge

Our reference
51690
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 29 Sep. 1956

Current location

Stamford Bridge,East Yorkshire,Humberside,England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 710 550
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Rough-hewn block of stone with two plaques, one in English, one in Norwegian A marble tablet has been fixed to the wall behind the stone, with inscription in gold lettering below crossed gold battle-axes

Inscription

THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ WAS FOUGHT IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD/ ON SEPTEMBER 25TH, 1066 (same inscription on second plaque in Norwegian) (marble tablet) THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ KING HAROLD OF ENGLAND DEFEATED/ HIS BROTHER TOSTIG AND KING HARDRAADA OF NORWAY HERE ON/ 25 SEPTEMBER 1066

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

11th Century Wars (1000-1099)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Plaques
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Stone of remembrance
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 29 Sep. 1956
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

Additional tablet has been added (?21stC)

Costs

Site: nil
Memorial: £34 14s. 2d
Comments: Unveiling ceremony expenses £29 12s 4d. One plaque paid for by Royal Norwegian Government

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

The Amateur Historian c1956 (pp. 84-85) has detailed account of the planning and financing of the memorial

Reference

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN by SMURTHWAITE, D 60-61 Source: Image Library

Reference

Battlefields Trust http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/reource-centre/viking

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