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One of a pair of Gothic iron monuments in General Cemetery situated at TA0783529572

A Grade II Listed Building in Avenue, City of Kingston upon Hull

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7514 / 53°45'4"N

Longitude: -0.3661 / 0°21'57"W

OS Eastings: 507836

OS Northings: 429573

OS Grid: TA078295

Mapcode National: GBR GGL.7M

Mapcode Global: WHGFK.BZX0

Entry Name: One of a pair of Gothic iron monuments in General Cemetery situated at TA0783529572

Listing Date: 11 May 2012

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1407729

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

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Summary

Monument erected during the 1860s, most probably by Young and Pool of Hull.

Description

MATERIALS: Cast-iron and ashlar.

PLAN: Square

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.

History

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 the eastern example.

Reasons for Listing

The Gothic iron monument in General Cemetery, Kingston upon Hull, situated at TA0783529572, 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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