Building record MYO1585 - South African War Memorial


South African war memorial constructed in 1905. It comprises an octagonal structure of three tiers on a stepped base with statues round the middle tier and a crocketted lantern above forming the top tier.


Grid reference SE 6021 5211 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

War memorial. Dated 1905. By GF Bodley. Contrasting stone with slate commemorative panels. 2-stage octagonal column raised on high stepped plinth and crowned with crocketed lantern. Plinth is buttressed at each corner by monolithic block, one incorporating dedication panel. Both stages of column are supported by 1-stage buttresses with crocketed pinnacles, upper ones tied back to lantern as flying buttresses. Lower stage incorporates engraved panels framed in moulded mullions and transoms: upper stage has standing military statuary beneath crocketed ogee-arched canopies. Carved cornice with gargoyles beneath lantern of paired trefoil-headed lights. Octagonal finial.

(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 162; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 143).

Listing NGR: SE6021552119

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR Information

Full description

(SE 60225212) War Memorial (NAT)

1. DUNCOMBE PLACE 5343 (south-east side)

SE 6052 SW 27/82 1.7.68 South African War Memorial


2. 1905. Arcitect, F.F. Bodley. A stone octagonal structure of 3 tiers on a stepped base with statues round the middle tier and a crocketted lantern above forming the top tier.

Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date). OS 1:2500 1962.
List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p86 City of York, June 1983

613515 Architectural Survey Investigation by RCHME/EH Architectural Survey

BF060301 SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MEMORIAL File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued.

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

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Record last edited

May 29 2020 8:03PM


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