Monument record MYO3845 - Leeman Road War Memorial

Summary

First World War memorial, 1925. Sandstone cenotaph, Classical in design, standing to 2.3m with a plain paved surround. The names of the fallen servicemen are inscribed on sunken panels on three sides of the base, the names being listed in alphabetical order by surnames followed by initials. The three women are listed by full name, their names being placed centrally to the front panel. The front of the upper part of the memorial has a further inscribed panel with the text: IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF LEEMAN ROAD DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR This is flanked by carved dates 1914 and 1919 framed by wreaths. The corners of the base are chamfered with scrolled stops. The framing of the two front panels are also embellished. The War Memorial was originally positioned on the west side of Balfour Street, but was moved to its current position in 1954 so as to be more visible and less at risk of vandalism. Its current, precise position is thus not part of its special interest, although its general position within the Leeman Road District does contribute to its special interest.

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Grid reference SE 5859 5248 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Apr 9 2021 11:41AM

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