BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE
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||Stone of Remembrance|
|Other Location Details:
ON A GREEN ADJACENT TO THE SITE OF THE NOW DEMOLISHED BRIDGE
|OS Map Ref:
||SE 710 550|
THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ WAS FOUGHT IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD/ ON SEPTEMBER 25TH, 1066
(same inscription on second plaque in Norwegian)
(marble tablet) THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ KING HAROLD OF ENGLAND DEFEATED/ HIS BROTHER TOSTIG AND KING HARDRAADA OF NORWAY HERE ON/ 25 SEPTEMBER 1066
|STONE OF REMEMBRANCE
Rough-hewn block of stone with two plaques, one in English, one in Norwegian
A marble tablet has been fixed to the wall behind the stone, with inscription in gold lettering below crossed gold battle-axes
Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
||11th Century Wars|
|Total names on memorial:
|Served & Returned
|Is this an exact count?
||Yes, an exact count|
|How are the names ordered?
|What information is listed on the memorial?
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?
|Are the letters difficult to read?
|Who is responsible for the memorial?
Additional tablet has been added (?21stC)
|| Local Clergy/Dignitaries|
|Did this include a trust or scholarship?
|Did this include a roll of honour?
|Cost of Site:
|Cost of Memorial:
||£34 14s. 2d|
|Comments on Costs:
Unveiling ceremony expenses £29 12s 4d. One plaque paid for by Royal Norwegian Government
| LOCAL CRAFTSMAN
The Amateur Historian c1956 (pp. 84-85) has detailed account of the planning and financing of the memorial
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|Publication Name||Author||Date Published||Page / Date||Other Information|
|THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN