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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Yorkshire
Town
Sledmere
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Gawthorp & Sons, John Thompson & Sons of Peterborough, Messrs Temple Moore & Moore Friba
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
35033
Current location

Close to the gates of St. Mary's Church
B1253
Sledmere
East Yorkshire
Humberside
YO25 3XG
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 92861 64622
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An 'Eleanor Cross': a large sculpted stone structure with a cross at top. The structure tapers down with four niches to rest on a nine-stepped stone base. The top tier of niches contain four stone figures of Queen Eleanor. The second level are closed, with carved stone and finials. The third level of niches contain further, larger figures of Queen Eleanor. The fourth and lowest tier of niches bears bronze reliefs of the fallen of the First World War, depicted as Crusaders in religious poses, with brass plaques and inscribed text. The figures in bronze relief are topped by shields decorated with coats-of-arms.
Inscription
THE NAMES INSCRIBED/ ON THIS MEMORIAL ARE THOSE/ OF OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF THE 5 YORKSHIRE REGT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND/ COUNTRY & THE LIBERTIES/ OF MANKIND IN THE YEARS/ OF THE GREAT WAR/ LET YORKSHIRE MEN/ CHERISH THE MEMORIAL/ OF THIS HONOURABLE/ COMPANY OF CITIZENS/ WHO LEFT THEIR PEACE/ (...) TO/ UPHOLD JUSTICE PROTECT/ THE WEAK AND DEFEND/ THE RIGHT (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 16764mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • ELEANOR CROSS
  • Grade I
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • 'The Sledmere Cross', P.A.J. Banbury, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 2000 (72), pp. 193-216.
  • 'Sledmere', The Snapper, pp. 158-159.
  • 'The Eleanor Cross, Sledmere House', Postcard R1657, Photo Precision Limited, St. Ives, Huntingdon
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin, May 2016 (69), p. 10.
  • 'Holding the Menin Cross Roads', Chevalier Fortunino Matania, The Newsletter of The Friends of The Green Howards Regimental Museum, April 1997 (2), pp. 4-6

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