Monument record MYO4256 - Askham Bryan War Memorial


Cross (Portland Stone) in St Nicholas Church grounds. Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/WHO GIVITH US THE VICTORY/ AND IN EVER THANKFUL/MEMORY OF ALL IN THIS/PARISH WHO SERVED/ THEIR COUNTRY/ESPECIALLY THOSE HERE/RECORDED WHO FELL/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/'GREATER LOVE HATH/ NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN/ LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS' The memorial was unveiled on 29 August 1919 and the ceremony was attended by Bishop Suffragan of Beverley. It cost just over £114. Memorial cleaned and re lettered July 1988.


Grid reference SE 5536 4844 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Askham Bryan, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

Askham Bryan War Memorial, which is situated in St Nicholas’ churchyard, is listed at
Grade II for the following principal reasons:
Historic interest:
* as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice
it made in the First World War.
Architectural interest:
* an elegant Latin cross memorial demonstrating fine craftsmanship in the relief carved Celtic knot
work design to the cross and shaft.
Group value:
* with the Church of St Nicholas (Grade I-listed).

Historic England, 2018, Askham Bryan War Memorial Advice Report (Report). SYO2088.

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  • --- Report: Historic England. 2018. Askham Bryan War Memorial Advice Report.

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Record last edited

Apr 3 2018 1:52PM


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