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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ALCOCK MONUMENT IN CENTRE OF MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1197802

Location

ALCOCK MONUMENT IN CENTRE OF MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY, BARLOW MOOR ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
ManchesterMetropolitan AuthorityNon Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jun-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 387917

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Details

MANCHESTER

SJ89SW BARLOW MOOR ROAD, Barlow Moor 698-1/8/501 (North East side) Alcock monument in centre of Manchester Southern Cemetery

GV II

Cemetery monument. c.1920. Commemorates Flight Commander Sir John W.Alcock K.B.E., D.S.C.(d.1919), pilot of the first aircraft to make a non-stop trans-Atlantic flight. White marble. In the form of a tall Celtic cross on a pedestal, within a rectangular enclosure which also contains a marble rock with a propellor. The cross has a stepped base with raised lettering "ALCOCK" on the 2nd step; lettered pedestal recording the death in an accident while flying a Viking flying boat from Weybridge to the Paris Aircraft Exhibition, December 18th 1919; and richly-carved shaft and head. The low surround to the enclosure has lettering recording details of the transatlantic flight in a Vickers Vimy biplane from St Johns Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland, 14th-15th June 1919 (1890 miles in 15 hours 57 minutes), for which Alcock was knighted on 21st June 1919 by H.M. King George V.

Listing NGR: SJ8283092461

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National Grid Reference: SJ8283092461

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