Monument record MYO4338 - Stockton on the Forest War Memorial


First World War memorial, 1920, with later addition for the Second World War.


Grid reference SE 6564 5604 (point)
Map sheet SE65NE
Civil Parish Stockton on the Forest, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

DESCRIPTION: Stockton-on-the-Forest War Memorial is located at the entrance to Holy Trinity churchyard,
adjacent to the main path leading to the church.

It is of Portland Stone and takes the form of a wheel-head cross with chamfered edges on a tapering,
four-sided shaft. This rises from a tapering, four-sided plinth, which surmounts a three-stepped octagonal

To the north-west face of the plinth is an inset panel, carved into a pointed arch with cusp detail, which
contains the principal inscription in raised lettering IN SACRED/ AND UNDYING/ MEMORY OF THOSE/
WHO FELL FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY – 1914 – 1919/ (12 NAMES).

A later dedication for the Second World War was added to an inset panel on the south-west face of the plinth, also in raised lettering, and reads 1939 1945 (1 NAME).

The faculty application to build a war memorial in the parish churchyard was granted on 14 October 1919,
and the memorial was erected in the following year. It was designed by Ernest R Walker of York at a cost of
£120. The proposals also included improvements to the churchyard entrance; these consisted of the
construction of a low brick wall surmounted by oak railings, which terminated in tall brick corner piers with ball
finials, along with oak entrance gates and an archway carved with the date 1919. The ball finials and archway
have since been removed while the oak railings and gates have been replaced with metal versions.
In 2002 the name of an RAF serviceman who died in the Second World War was added to the memorial.

Listed for historic and architectural interest.

Historic England, 2018, Stockton on the Forest Advice Report (Report). SYO2095.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Report: Historic England. 2018. Stockton on the Forest Advice Report.

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Record last edited

May 1 2018 11:37AM


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