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Description: War Memorial and Screen Wall
Date Listed: 3 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 164761
OS Grid Reference: SE9399429384
OS Grid Coordinates: 493994, 429384
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7524, -0.5760
SE 92 NW
5/4 War Memorial and screen
War memorial. 1922. For Sir John and Lady Sherburn. Constructed from
reclaimed material after the demolition c1914 of Cuthbert Brodrick's Hull
Town Hall of 1862. Chiefly white limestone with some fine red sandstone and
polished red granite. Memorial: raised square plinth with 2 polished
granite cartouches in scrolled ornament to each side. Above, 4 stumpy
Composite columns enclosing a panelled limestone block: one side supports a
bronze plaque on which are recorded the names of fourteen young men.
Moulded cornice carrying the stepped base to a short Composite column: this
column and the 4 beneath carry polygonal, tapering, finials. Screen wall:
panelled dwarf wall with rosettes and granite bull's eyes punctuated by
concrete pilasters carrying tapering columns set end to end to form a
massive rail. Polygonal end abutments under tapering polygonal finials.
Pevsner describes this memorial as "one of the most lovably awful things in
the East Riding", Pevsner N, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, p 196.
Listing NGR: SE9399429384
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Source: English Heritage
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