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© Mr Les Waby

IoE Number: 167860
Location: "ELEANOR" CROSS, MAIN STREET (north side)
Photographer: Mr Les Waby
Date Photographed: 21 January 2004
Date listed: 20 September 1966
Date of last amendment: 20 September 1966
Grade II

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SLEDMEREMAIN STREETSE 9264-9364(north-west side)17/50"Eleanor" Cross

SLEDMERE MAIN STREET SE 9264-9364 (north-west side) 17/50 "Eleanor" Cross 20.9.66 GV II 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.

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