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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
York Unity Authority
Town
York
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20th August 1925
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20th August 1925
    Attended by: DEAN OF YORK
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47282
Current location

Salisbury Road
York
York Unity Authority
North Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 58595 52478
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Balfour Street
    York
    York Unity Authority
    North Yorkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
SQUARE-SET STONE CENOTAPH WITH PAVED SURROUND. INSCRIPTION CARVED INTO FRONT FACE OF TOP SECTION OF CENOTAPH. NAMES CARVED ON THREE FACES OF THE CENOTAPH.
Inscription
1914/ 1919/ IN PROUD/ AND LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ OF LEEMAN ROAD DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, R W
Arrowsmith, W
Bainbridge, W
Baines, B
Baker, G
Balmer, G
Barrett, C
Broadbent, H
Brown [gnr], A
Brown [pte], A
See details for all 75 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 75
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 75
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename initial, except the three women; their forenames are given.
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname.
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 840 MM, height 2300 MM, width 1140 MM
    Materials: Sandstone
Listing information
  • Leeman Road District First World 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
In 1954, concerned residents of the Leeman Road District approached the City of York Council because the community war memorial in Balfour Street had not been maintained and it was also subject to vandalism. They asked that it should be moved to a public garden on Salisbury Road. While the Council ascertained who was responsible for the maintenance, it agreed to cut the grass and weed the area around the memorial. Information for the responsibility was not forthcoming and, as there were no public objections, the cost of the removal and erection (£120) was met by Council's Parks & Small Holdings Committee.
Costs

Memorial: £200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: The Leeman Road War Memorial Fund Committee was formed c1920 in order to raise funds through various local events.
Responsibility
City of York Council
Reference
  • Explore York Archives: Y/COU/5/2/4, Parks & Smallholdings Minutes, 1953 - 1957.
  • The Yorkshire Gazette: 22 Aug 1925, p7. (Unveiling)
  • The Yorkshire Evening Press, 27 Nov 1920, p4. (Fund raising)

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