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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
East Yorkshire
Town
Stamford Bridge
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
11th Century Wars (1000-1099)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 Sep. 1956
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51690
Current location
  • ON A GREEN ADJACENT TO THE SITE OF THE NOW DEMOLISHED BRIDGE
    Stamford Bridge
    East Yorkshire
    Humberside
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SE 710 550
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rough-hewn block of stone with two plaques, one in English, one in Norwegian A marble tablet has been fixed to the wall behind the stone, with inscription in gold lettering below crossed gold battle-axes
Inscription
THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ WAS FOUGHT IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD/ ON SEPTEMBER 25TH, 1066 (same inscription on second plaque in Norwegian) (marble tablet) THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ KING HAROLD OF ENGLAND DEFEATED/ HIS BROTHER TOSTIG AND KING HARDRAADA OF NORWAY HERE ON/ 25 SEPTEMBER 1066
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 11th Century Wars (1000-1099)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
Additional tablet has been added (?21stC)
Costs

Site: nil
Comments: Unveiling ceremony expenses £29 12s 4d. One plaque paid for by Royal Norwegian Government
Memorial: £34 14s. 2d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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