United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE

Our Ref: 51690

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Address

STAMFORD BRIDGE
HUMBERSIDE
England
 
Type:Stone of Remembrance
Other Location Details:

ON A GREEN ADJACENT TO THE SITE OF THE NOW DEMOLISHED BRIDGE

OS Map Ref:SE 710 550

Inscription

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

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
STONE OF REMEMBRANCEStone   Unknown
PLAQUESBRONZE   Unknown
TABLETMARBLE   Unknown

Physical Description

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

War11th Century Wars
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Additional tablet has been added (?21stC)

Ceremonies

Date:29 Sep. 1956
RolePerformed By
Unveiling Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:nil
Cost of Memorial:£34 14s. 2d
Comments on Costs:

Unveiling ceremony expenses £29 12s 4d. One plaque paid for by Royal Norwegian Government

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
LOCAL CRAFTSMANBuilder

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

The Amateur Historian c1956 (pp. 84-85) has detailed account of the planning and financing of the memorial

Comments: 
Photographs:2
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:2
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAINSMURTHWAITE, D199360-61 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Battlefields Trust http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/reource-centre/viking