At present no image of this war memorial is available for online display. If you have a photograph of this war memorial, please send it to memorials@iwm.org.uk for inclusion on the Register. The image will be credited to yourself and free for reuse for non-commercial purposes by others under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.

Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Leicester
Town
Leicester
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Wars of the Roses (1455-1487), 15th Century Wars (1400-1499)
Maker
Mr David Kinnersley
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1980
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37515
Current location

King Richard III Visitor Centre
St. Martin's
Leicester
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 5FX
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 58566 04400
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Previous locations
  • On the Chancel floor
    Leicester Cathedral
    St. Martin's
    Leicester
    Leicester
    Leicestershire
    LE1 5FQ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 58493 04454
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Black marble tablet, previously set into the floor of the cathedral.
Inscription
RICHARD III/ KING OF ENGLAND/ KILLED AT/ BOSWORTH FIELD/ IN THIS COUNTY/ 22ND AUGUST 1485/ BURIED IN THE/ CHURCH OF GREY FRIARS/ IN THIS PARISH
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, title, place of death, date of death, place of burial
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 15th Century Wars (1400-1499)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, title, place of death, date of death, place of burial
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2700mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Explore Leicester Cathedral
  • Private Eye No.1351 (18-31 Oct. 2013)p.15 Photo of memorial and comments on proposals to rebury Richard III in the cathedral, following the recent discovery of his body.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-37515

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.