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Latitude: 53.752 / 53°45'7"N
Longitude: -0.3629 / 0°21'46"W
OS Eastings: 508045
OS Northings: 429642
OS Grid: TA080296
Mapcode National: GBR GGL.XF
Mapcode Global: WHGFK.DYFK
Entry Name: One of a pair of Gothic iron monuments in General Cemetery situated at TA0804429641
Listing Date: 21 January 1994
Last Amended: 11 May 2012
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197663
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387805
Location: Kingston upon Hull, HU5
County: City of Kingston upon Hull
Electoral Ward/Division: Avenue
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Hull St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: York
Monument erected during the 1860s, most probably by Young and Pool of Hull.
MATERIALS: Cast-iron and ashlar.
EXTERIOR: This is an elaborate iron monument in the form of an Eleanor Cross, rising from a square base. Each face has a pointed-arched opening with gable, flanked by corner pinnacles. Above there is an octagonal corona with eight lancets, gables and pinnacles, topped by an octagonal spire; this has lost its original pinnacle. To the east there is a low, moulded ashlar grave wall with evidence of sockets for the now missing lid. At the time of inspection this was partially collapsed.
This is one of a pair of monuments was erected during the 1860s. They were most probably made by Young & Pool of Waltham Street, Hull, who also designed and constructed the cast-iron gateway to Pearson Park (Grade II). They would have originally been part glazed and contained a funeral urn. At least three monuments of this design were once placed within the cemetery. Only one example survives aside from this pair, although it is incomplete with only the lower part surviving. Both monuments were repaired in 1996 when a newspaper dated 1868 was found in this example.
The Gothic iron monument in the General Cemetery, Kingston upon Hull, situated at TA0804429641, 1860s by Young and Pool, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: as an elaborate example of the trend for Gothic Revival in Victorian commemorative structures
* Historic: for its unusual use of iron in a funerary monument of this period
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