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Description: Eleanor Cross
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 167860
OS Grid Reference: SE9286264622
OS Grid Coordinates: 492862, 464622
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0692, -0.5825
SLEDMERE MAIN STREET
SE 9264-9364 (north-west side)
17/50 Eleanor Cross
Cross and subsequently First World War Memorial. 1895 by Temple Moore for
Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet, with additional brasses of c1919 for Sir Mark
Sykes, 6th Baronet. Magnesian limestone ashlar. A copy of the Northampton
(Hardingstone) cross of 1291. Octagonal on plan, 4-stage cross on base of 8
steps. To first stage are 2-light blind traceried panels with brasses
mainly representing local men who died in World War I and Sir Mark Sykes
d 1919. First-stage band decorated with flowers and beasts. Above statues
of Eleanor in elaborate niches, one to each of the 4 sides, above again
further blind traceried panels. To fourth stage are 4 further figures of
Eleanor in similar niches, surmounted by pinnacle with finial and cross.
Base of cross is inscribed with the Lord's Prayer. Pevsner N, Yorkshire,
York and The East Riding, 1978, p 346.
Listing NGR: SE9286264622
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Source: English Heritage
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