Monument record MYO4261 - War Memorial at the Church of St Edward the Confessor

Summary

War memorial, St Edwards Church, Dringhouses. War memorial commemorating the First World War dedicated 30th September 1922, inscribed: 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 with the names of the 29 local men who died in the war. The Portland stone memorial consists of a market cross on a square base with a tapering plinth. The memorial was designed by Messrs Brierley and Rutherford and Built by George W Milburn and Son. The monument also includes names of men killed in the Second World War one of whom is Kenneth Thomas Peart Terry a member of the Terry’s chocolate family. Dedicated 30th Sept 1922 by Bishop Suffragan of Beverley.

Location

Grid reference SE 5876 4970 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

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:

Historic interest:
* 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.

Architectural interest:
* a high quality design by the notable architect, Walter Brierley.
Group value:

* with the adjacent church, 34 Tadcaster Road and the Cross Keys Hotel.

NMR information:

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.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Website: United Kindom Inventory of War Memorials http://www.ukniwm.org.uk.
  • --- Unpublished document: Historic England. 2018. Advice Report.
  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Nov 6 2019 11:15AM

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