Monument record MYO4261 - War Memorial at the Church of St Edward the Confessor
|Grid reference||SE 5876 4970 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (2)
First World War memorial, 1922, by Walter Brierley, with later additions for the Second World War.
MATERIALS: Portland stone.
DESCRIPTION: located within the churchyard of the Church of St Edward the Confessor, facing Tadcaster
Road to the west, this is an elaborately carved lantern cross with a gabled canopy and pointed trefoil niches.
The west facing niche contains a sculpture of the crucified Christ, the southern niche contains St George and the Dragon, the northern has a sculpture of St Edward the Confessor. The lantern is set on an octagonal shaft that rises from a four-sided, tapering plinth mounted on a square base of quarry-faced stone with finely dressed quoins and capping.
The plinth carries the inscriptions in incised lettering. The west side carries the principal inscription on inset panels and reads IN PROUD AND LOVING/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ DRINGHOUSES WHO LAID/
DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR GOD/ AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 -1918. Below are the names
of 29 men arranged in two columns in alphabetical order.
The Second World War inscription is more simply presented, inscribed on the south face 1939-45/ (6
NAMES)/ LEST WE FORGET.
Listed Grade II in March 2018 for the following principal reasons:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it has made in the conflicts of the C20.
* a high quality design by the notable architect, Walter Brierley.
* with the adjacent church, 34 Tadcaster Road and the Cross Keys Hotel.
The monument has a square base surmounted by a tapering plinth, shaft and market cross. Three of the cross faces have figures carved in relief, the 6 o’clock face is carved with Christ on the cross, the 3 o’clock face is of St George and the dragon, and the 9 o’clock face is St Edmund. (1)
The monument also includes names of men killed in the Second World War one of whom is Kenneth Thomas Peart Terry DFC (1920-44) second son of Noel Goddard Terry and Kathleen Terry (nee Letham) who lived nearby at Goddards ( HOB UID 56413), which was also designed by Walter Brierley and is a Grade I listed building. (2-3)
1 World Wide Web page http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/30797, 15/7/16
2 World Wide Web page http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2414639/TERRY,%20KENNETH%20THOMAS%20PEART, 15/7/16
3 Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments P WADE, 15/7/16
NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.
United Kindom Inventory of War Memorials
http://www.ukniwm.org.uk (Website). SYO2083.
Historic England, 2018, Advice Report (Unpublished document). SYO2084.
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Record last edited
Nov 6 2019 11:15AM