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Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Stairfoot, Barnsley

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5468 / 53°32'48"N

Longitude: -1.4553 / 1°27'19"W

OS Eastings: 436189

OS Northings: 405715

OS Grid: SE361057

Mapcode National: GBR LW8F.Q8

Mapcode Global: WHDCX.M36R

Entry Name: Oaks Colliery Disaster Memorial

Listing Date: 6 February 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333712

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Stairfoot

Built-Up Area: Barnsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kendray St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE30NE BARNSLEY DONCASTER ROAD
(north side),
4/26 Kendray
Oaks Colliery
6.2.65 Disaster Memorial
II
Memorial. 1913 by Wade and Turner, the stonework executed by Dalby and the
iron railings by C. Downing. For S. J. Cooper. Tall ashlar obelisk with
moulded base on square pedestal with plinth and cornice. The pedestal is
extended at the front and supports a good bronze group comprising the winged
figure of Athene carrying a wounded warrior. The pedestal is inscribed
'GLORIA VICTIS' and has a tablet reading:

OAKS EXPLOSION 1866
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
ANNO DOMINI 1913
BY SAMUEL JOSHUA COOPER
AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF
PARKIN JEFFCOCK AND
OTHERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
OWING TO FURTHER EXPLOSIONS
ON DECEMBER 13th 1866
ALSO TO COMMEMORATE
THE SIGNAL BRAVERY OF
JOHN EDWARD MAMMATT AND
THOMAS WILLIAM EMBLETON
IN DESCENDING THE PIT AND
RESCUING THE SOLE SURVIVOR
ON DECEMBER 14th 1866

The memorial is on a 2-step podium and is enclosed by iron railings.


Listing NGR: SE3618905715

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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