Richard Plantagenet


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Reference WMO261917

Address:

Manygates Lane

Sandal

Wakefield

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
About the memorial: A monument commemorating the spot where, according to tradition, Richard Plantagenet, the Duke of York, was killed by the forces of the House of Lancaster after the battle of Wakefield in 1460.
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RICHARD PLANTAGENET fighting for the cause of the White Rose fell on this spot in the Battle of Wakefield December 30th 1460. This stone is erected by some who wish to preserve the traditional site.

Richard Plantagenet

Grade II (England)

1258365

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