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Eleanor Cross

Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG, England
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It wasn't until this visit that I realised the significance of the brass panels. I hadn't realised... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
This is a beautiful and ornate memorial.

Originally a simple village cross, this has been transformed into a very intricate memorial. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“memorial” (4 reviews)
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Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG, England
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

It wasn't until this visit that I realised the significance of the brass panels. I hadn't realised that some are "ancient & modern" - portraying soldiers from different generations. A fascinating memorial.

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Originally a simple village cross, this has been transformed into a very intricate memorial. It is well worth seeing and is just one of the lovely things to enjoy in this tranquil and charming Wolds village.

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is worth a quick look if you're passing. It's a village cross (but way more ornate than your average village cross), converted into a war memorial in 1919 (thank you wikipedia)

Thank L3K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Monument situated close to Waggoner memorial. Unusual with brass reliefs in sections around the monument. Parking nearby and seating to enjoy the sunshine

Thank 407claren
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Wonderful iconic landmark seen for miles across the wolds. A fantastic monument for the Sykes family, nested in the yorkshire Wolds. Great place for a meeting place, have an ice cream when the local icecream van is around. Popular for stylists picnickers and walkers. Fantastic...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Visit this monument as well as the waggoners in this really nice and peaceful village with lots of other things to do and see, allow plenty of time to visit.

Thank 930barriew
Reviewed 2 April 2016

One of three such feature in or near Sledmere village with ample parking close by. Well worth a visit.

Thank VBT928
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This monument stands by a cross-roads, where there is ample car-parking. It is very tall, slender monument and commemorates the fallen from Sledmere in wars, primarily the First World War.It is very attractive photographically.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is located on the main road through Sledmere Village (B1251), close to the Waggoners’ Memorial. Erected around 1897 by Sit Tatton Sykes Bt of Sledmere House, it seeks to copy the 12 Crosses that were erected in the late 13th century to mark the...More

2  Thank MedEngland
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