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One of a pair of Gothic iron monuments in General Cemetery situated at TA0804429641

List Entry Summary

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

Name: One of a pair of Gothic iron monuments in General Cemetery situated at TA0804429641

List entry Number: 1197663


General Cemetery, Spring Bank West Grid Ref TA0804429641

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


District: City of Kingston upon Hull

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Jan-1994

Date of most recent amendment: 11-May-2012

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 387805

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

Monument erected during the 1860s, most probably by Young and Pool of Hull.

Reasons for Designation

The Gothic iron monument in the General Cemetery, Kingston upon Hull, situated at TA0804429641, 1860s by Young and Pool, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Architectural: as an elaborate example of the trend for Gothic Revival in Victorian commemorative structures * Historic: for its unusual use of iron in a funerary monument of this period


This is one of a pair of monuments was erected during the 1860s. They were most probably made by Young & Pool of Waltham Street, Hull, who also designed and constructed the cast-iron gateway to Pearson Park (Grade II). They would have originally been part glazed and contained a funeral urn. At least three monuments of this design were once placed within the cemetery. Only one example survives aside from this pair, although it is incomplete with only the lower part surviving. Both monuments were repaired in 1996 when a newspaper dated 1868 was found in this example.


MATERIALS: Cast-iron and ashlar.

PLAN: Rectangular

EXTERIOR: This is an elaborate iron monument in the form of an Eleanor Cross, rising from a square base. Each face has a pointed-arched opening with gable, flanked by corner pinnacles. Above there is an octagonal corona with eight lancets, gables and pinnacles, topped by an octagonal spire; this has lost its original pinnacle. To the east there is a low, moulded ashlar grave wall with evidence of sockets for the now missing lid. At the time of inspection this was partially collapsed.

Selected Sources

Spring Bank West Conservation Area Character Statement, accessed from

National Grid Reference: TA0804429642


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