Pocklington Memorial Cross


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Listed Building
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Location Description:
Market Street, Pocklington, Yorkshire, YO42 2AB


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Location Description:
Market Street, Pocklington, Yorkshire, YO42 2AB
East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
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First World War memorial, 1921.

Reasons for Designation

Pocklington Memorial Cross, which stands in Market Street, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reason: * 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.


The war memorial commemorates the men of Pocklington lost in the First World War. Built by J Richardson of Pocklington, the cost was raised by their surviving comrades. It was unveiled on 20 November 1921 by the mothers of the first and last comrades to die, with local clergy in attendance. Railings on a curb around the memorial, which were erected after the unveiling and were still there in 1940, have gone. The flagpole which stands behind the memorial on a two-stage base is post-1940.


The memorial is c4m tall. It comprises a Yorkshire brown stone cross on a tapering octagonal Yorkshire white stone shaft. This stands on a square pedestal of the same Yorkshire white stone. The pedestal bears the inscription TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND/ IN MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 (52 NAMES). The pedestal stands on a two-stepped base in a paved area, flanked by two small lawns with flower beds.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 1 February 2017.


Pocklington and District Local History Group. Pocklington War Memorial, accessed 19/02/2015 from http://www.pocklingtonhistory.com/history/20thcentury/pocklingtoninww1/warmemorial/index.php
Pocklington and District Local History Group. War Memorial Unveiling, Pocklington Weekly News, 26 November 1921 , accessed 19/02/2015 from http://www.pocklingtonhistory.com/history/20thcentury/pocklingtoninww1/unveiling/index.php
War Memorials Online, accessed 1 February 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/89466
War Memorials Register, accessed 1 February 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/34949


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

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