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Alcock Monument in Centre of Manchester Southern Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorlton Park, Manchester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4287 / 53°25'43"N

Longitude: -2.2599 / 2°15'35"W

OS Eastings: 382830

OS Northings: 392461

OS Grid: SJ828924

Mapcode National: GBR DXNS.JN

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.824V

Entry Name: Alcock Monument in Centre of Manchester Southern Cemetery

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387917

Location: Manchester, M21

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorlton Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Didsbury Christ Church and St Christopher Withington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


MANCHESTER

SJ89SW BARLOW MOOR ROAD, Barlow Moor
698-1/8/501 (North East side)
Alcock monument in centre of
Manchester Southern Cemetery

GV II

Cemetery monument. c.1920. Commemorates Flight Commander Sir
John W.Alcock K.B.E., D.S.C.(d.1919), pilot of the first
aircraft to make a non-stop trans-Atlantic flight. White
marble. In the form of a tall Celtic cross on a pedestal,
within a rectangular enclosure which also contains a marble
rock with a propellor. The cross has a stepped base with
raised lettering "ALCOCK" on the 2nd step; lettered pedestal
recording the death in an accident while flying a Viking
flying boat from Weybridge to the Paris Aircraft Exhibition,
December 18th 1919; and richly-carved shaft and head. The low
surround to the enclosure has lettering recording details of
the transatlantic flight in a Vickers Vimy biplane from St
Johns Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland, 14th-15th June 1919
(1890 miles in 15 hours 57 minutes), for which Alcock was
knighted on 21st June 1919 by H.M. King George V.


Listing NGR: SJ8283092461

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