Building record MYO824 - North Eastern Railway War Memorial
|Grid reference||SE 5982 5177 (point)|
|Unitary Authority||City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (2)
War memorial. 1922-24. By Sir Edwin Lutyens. Portland stone. Obelisk mounted on slightly canted walls screening three sides of shallow stepped trapezoidal podium bearing alter-shaped Stone of Remembrance. Screen walls terminate in urn finials, laurel swags and wreaths.
Pedestal to obelisk carved in relief with laurel wreath enclosing the armorial shields of the North Eastern Railway Company. Screen wall has central dedication panel draped in carved laurel garlands flanked by panels bearing the incised names of 2236 men of the North Eastern Railway Company who lost their lives in the 1914-18 War. Behind the Stone of Remembrance 15 slate panels engraved with the names of those lost in the 1939-45 War are set in the raised pavement.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Pallister DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 245-46).
Listing NGR: SE5982251779
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
RIGHT BUTTRESS: IN ABIDING REMEMBRANCE OF THE 2236
MEN OF THE/ NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR, THE/
COMPANY PLACES THIS MONUMENT
LEFT BUTTRESS: THE NAMES OF THE/ FALLEN IN THE WAR/
1914 - 1918/ AND 1939 - 1945/ ARE RECORDED IN/ A BOOK OF
REMEMBRANCE/ ENSHRINED IN/ THE ENTRANCE HALL/ OF THE
PLAQUE: THIS MEMORIAL WAS DESIGNED IN 1921 BY THE
RENOWNED/ ENGLISH ARCHITECT SIR EDWIN LUTYENS AND
BUILT IN 1924, IT/ COMMEMORATES 2236 EMPLOYEES ON THE
NORTH EASTERN/ RAILWAY WHO WERE KILLED IN THE 1914/
1918 WAR. THE ADDITIONAL MEMORIAL WHICH
COMMEMORATES THE 51/ FALLEN IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAS
WAS UNVEILED IN 1984/ FOLLOWING AN APPEAL LAUNCHED
ON THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE ORIGINAL UNVEILING/
THE NAME OF ALL THE FALLEN ARE RECORDED IN A BOOK OF/
REMEMBRANCE WHICH CAN BE INSPECTED DURING NORMAL/
HOURS AT THE MAIN RAILWAY HEADQUARTERS/ ADJACENT
TO THIS MEMORIAL
North Eastern Railway War Memorial. War memorial obelisk of 1922-24, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
BF060303 WAR MEMORIAL, STATION ROAD, YORK File of material relating to a site or building.
Architect Sir EDWIN LANDSEER LUTYENS 1922 1922 English architect renowned for a series of country houses built late C19 to early and mid C20. Appointed to Imperial War Graves Commission 1917. His work described as romantic in inspiration, classic in discipline yet abstract in design.
NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.
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Feb 14 2020 2:30PM