Battle of Stamford Bridge Memorial

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Reference WMO242788

Address:

Main Street

Stamford Bridge

YORK

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Norman Conquest (1066-1072)
  • 11th Century Wars
About the memorial: This is a roadside memorial on the north side of the A166 road in the middle of the village of Stamford Bridge (Opposite 38 Main Street). The memorial takes the form of a headless cross in a small brick built enclosure with two wooden benches built into the walls. There are 2 cast bronze plaques attached to the cross base and a granite panel with inscription highlighted in gold attached to the back wall of the enclosure
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Brass Plaque 1 THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ WAS FOUGHT IN THIS/ NEIGHBOURHOOD ON/ SEPTEMBER 25TH. 1066 Brass Plaque 2 SLAGET VED/ STAMFORD BRU BLE/ UTKJEMPET I DISSE/ TRAKTER DEN/ 25. SEPTEMBER 1066 Polished Granite slab under crossed battle axes 1066/ THE BATTLE OF STAMFORD BRIDGE/ KING HAROLD OF ENGLAND DEFEATED/ HIS BROTHER TOSTIG AND KING/ HARDRAADA OF NORWAY ON/ 25 SEPTEMBER 1066

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