OAKS COLLIERY DISASTER MEMORIAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1151149
Date first listed:
06-Feb-1965
Statutory Address:
OAKS COLLIERY DISASTER MEMORIAL, DONCASTER ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
OAKS COLLIERY DISASTER MEMORIAL, DONCASTER ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 36189 05715

Details

SE30NE BARNSLEY DONCASTER ROAD (north side), 4/26 Kendray Oaks Colliery 6.2.65 Disaster Memorial II Memorial. 1913 by Wade and Turner, the stonework executed by Dalby and the iron railings by C. Downing. For S. J. Cooper. Tall ashlar obelisk with moulded base on square pedestal with plinth and cornice. The pedestal is extended at the front and supports a good bronze group comprising the winged figure of Athene carrying a wounded warrior. The pedestal is inscribed 'GLORIA VICTIS' and has a tablet reading:

OAKS EXPLOSION 1866 THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED ANNO DOMINI 1913 BY SAMUEL JOSHUA COOPER AS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF PARKIN JEFFCOCK AND OTHERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES OWING TO FURTHER EXPLOSIONS ON DECEMBER 13th 1866 ALSO TO COMMEMORATE THE SIGNAL BRAVERY OF JOHN EDWARD MAMMATT AND THOMAS WILLIAM EMBLETON IN DESCENDING THE PIT AND RESCUING THE SOLE SURVIVOR ON DECEMBER 14th 1866

The memorial is on a 2-step podium and is enclosed by iron railings.

Listing NGR: SE3618905715

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
333712
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/12996/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Jean Bickerstaffe. Source Historic England Archive
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