Nunnington Parish Memorial

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Reference WMO242891

Address:

Junction of The Avenue and West Ness Road

Nunnington

YORK

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is a stone built cross at the crossroads on The Avenue the main (unclassified) road south of the village. It is some way from any other buildings and it looks down to the village.It is a celtic cross in rough granite, with a sword (in the same stone) with its blade running down the cross, its hilt and pommels terminating in trefoils. The inscription is on the bottom 2 steps of the cross base and there is an additional plaque set on the ground in front of the cross with additions for 1939 - 45 and for men from Stonegrave (the adjacent village).
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On the top step: IN PROUD AND AFFCTIONATE MEMORY OF/ THE BRAVE MEN OF NUNNINGTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1918 On the second step: FREDERICK WHITNEY H. M. S. HAMPSHIRE WILLIAM SMAILES YORKSHIRE REGT./ IVAN ESSEX ROYAL ENGINEERS THOMAS CAMPBELL ' ' / GEORGE HARRISON NORTHUMBERLAND FUSRS. HARRY BRADLEY ' ' / JOSEPH WRAY ' ' MAURICE SMAILES YORK & LANCASHIRE REGT./ HARRY WHITNEY WEST YORKSHIRE REGT. RICHARD HILDRITH MIDDLESEX REGT./ JOHN ESSEX N.R.V.R. On a seperate tablet on the ground in front of the cross: 1939 - 1945/ HOWARD PINKNEY/ CHARLES WILFRED YOUNG/ 1914-18/ FROM STONEGRAVE/ WILLIAM SADLER/ ERNEST SMITH

FREDERICK WHITNEY, WILLIAM SMAILES, IVAN ESSEX, THOMAS CAMPBELL, GEORGE HARRISON, HARRY BRADLEY, JOSEPH WRAY, MAURICE SMAILES, HARRY WHITNEY, RICHARD HILDRITH, JOHN ESSEX, HOWARD PINKNEY, CHARLES WILFRED YOUNG, WILLIAM SADLER, ERNEST SMITH

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