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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Selby
Town
Bishopthorpe
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS BRIERLEY & RUTHERFORD (Architect)
Messrs. Thompson & Barker (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 May 1921
    Attended by: Archbishop of York
  • Undefined
    Date: 7 November, 1948.
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Undefined
    Date: 29 March, 1925.
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30892
Current location

ST ANDREWS CHURCH
Church Lane
Bishopthorpe
Selby
North Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 59555 47808
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
STONE CROSS SURMOUNTING TAPERING OCTAGONAL STONE COLUMN. COLUMN STANDS ON STONE PLINTH. TWO-STEPPED STONE BASE. CARVED INSCRIPTION AND NAMES ON PLINTH. FLORIATED DESIGN ON HEAD OF CROSS. NICHE AT BASE OF COLUMN WITH CARVED FIGURE OF ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ LET THESE MEN BE HERE REMEMBERED IN THANKFULNESS & HONOUR RIGHT HAND FACE: WE PRAY THEE HELP THY/ SERVANTS WHOM THOU/ HAST REDEEMED WITH/ THY PRECIOUS BLOOD/REMEMBERED IN 2018/FROM 1914-1919:/(NAMES)/ FROM 1939-1945:(NAME) LEFT HAND FACE: (NAMES)/ WHO ALSO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ RENEWED FIGHT FOR FREEDOM/ 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, G F
Barker, C O
Bowlby, J A
Bowlby, S
Cook, G
Dale, W E
Dixon, J R
Dunnington-jefferson, W M
Fountain, D
Fuguel, M
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials and surname
    Order of information: Alphabeticaly by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials and surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2438, height 4877, width 2438
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2006 - Applied for grant from War Memorials Trust. Memorial cleaned with costs being shared between War Memorials Trust and Bishopthorpe Parish Council. 2018 - Memorial cleaned in October/November. Names added to Memorial at same time. Work funded by Bishopthorpe Parish Council.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
St. Andrew's Church of England.
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection UL1
  • 'The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe', by Ken Haywood, published by K & L Publishing September, 2017. ISBN 978-1-52721064-6.
  • SATURDAY 28 MAY 1921
  • COPY OF FACULTY PLAN HELD IN FILE

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