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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Leeds
Town
Leeds
County
West Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Eric Gill ARA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 01 June 1923
    Attended by: Bishop of Ripon
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22161
Current location

University of Leeds
Michael Sadler Building
Woodhouse La
Leeds
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 9JT
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 300 340
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Leeds University Great Hall
    Leeds
    Leeds
    West Yorkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Sculptured frieze depicting Our Lord driving the money changers out of the temple. Christ is depicted in priest's clothing with tassled cord, chasing the userers who are depicted as Leeds manufacturers, their wives and servants. The whip he is using to chase them is made of seven tassles, each one representing one of the seven deadly sins. Behind Christ is the hound of St Dominic who is calling up the followers of Christ to continue the good work. A fallen cash desk is depicted at the feet of the dog. A woman with a child in her arms is depicted sitting in front of Christ. She takes no notice of what is going on as she knows the event it is nothing to do with her. It is made up of five stone tablets set together within a wooden frame to form a panel. Inscription is carved at the top of the tablets on the far right hand tablet. Figures are carved in bas relief in the main body.
Inscription
Top of tablets: AGITE NUNC, DIVITES, PLORATE ULULANTES IN MISERIIS VESTRIS, QUAE ADVENIENT VOBIS. DIVITIAE VESTRAE PUTREFACTAE SUNT Far right hand tablet: ET CUM FECISSET / QUASI FLAGELLUM / DE FUNICULIS, OMNES EJECIT / DE TEMPLO, ET NUMULARI / ORUM EFFUDIT AES, ET MEN / SAS SUBVERTIT. ET DIXIT: / NOLITE FACERE DOMUM / PATRIS MEI DOMUM / NEGOTIATIONIS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 6FT, width 16FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1960: MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED AND CLEANED DUE TO AIR POLLUTION. The memorial has been lately cleaned and renovated by Halcyon Renovations. Work completed 31/10/2018. Photographs added to this record.
Costs

Comments: Memorial was commissioned and presented by Sir Michael Sadler, Vice Chancellor of Leeds University. The money came asbequest from Miss Frances Cross, a friend of Sadler's. She bequeathed the money to be used as the unversity saw fit.
Memorial: c £1100 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
UNVERSITY OF LEEDS
Reference
  • Yorkshire Evening Post 29 December 1981
  • Yorkshire Weekly Post 19 / 26 May 1923
  • The Times 11 November 1992
  • Council or Committee Minutes 14 February 1923 Copy of paper by Michael Sadler dated 14 Febraury 1923 presented to members of the Univeristy Council to propose the memorial

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