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Sledmere

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Sledmere

Sledmere Cottages
Sledmere
Sledmere
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE932648
Civil parish
  • Sledmere
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDRIFFIELD
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01377
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°04′17″N 0°34′35″W / 54.071429°N 0.576323°W / 54.071429; -0.576323Coordinates: 54°04′17″N 0°34′35″W / 54.071429°N 0.576323°W / 54.071429; -0.576323
the civil parish within the East Riding of Yorkshire
the civil parish within the East Riding of Yorkshire

Sledmere is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, about 7 miles (11 km) north-west of Driffield on the B1253 road.

The village lies in a civil parish which is also officially called "Sledmere" by the Office for National Statistics,[1] although the county council and parish council refer to it as Sledmere and Croome, as the parish also includes the nearby hamlet of Croome. According to the 2011 UK census, the parish had a population of 377,[2] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 197;[3] the parish covers an area of 2,849 hectares (7,040 acres).[4]

Local landmarks

Local points of interest include Sledmere House, a Georgian country house. Built in 1751 by Richard Sykes, the house has remained in the Sykes family since then. It is now the home of Sir Tatton Sykes, 8th baronet.

The Sledmere Monument is about 2 miles (3 km) south-east of the village, along the B1252 road, on top of Garton Hill. It is 120 feet (37 m) tall and is a tribute to Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th Baronet, built by his friends in 1865.

The Wagoners' Memorial in the village, designed by Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet, is dedicated to the Wolds Wagoners Reserve, a corps that Sir Mark raised from the local population to fight in the First World War. It is noted for its unusual shape and its graphic scenes of war and country life. The memorial was designated a Grade II listed building in September 1966, but upgraded to Grade I in March 2016.[5]

Sledmere is also the site of the Eleanor Cross, Sledmere, a replica Eleanor cross designated a Grade II listed building in September 1966, but upgraded to Grade I in March 2016.[6]

The 'Sledmere Cross' takes the form of an Eleanor Cross and is a true 'folly' that was 'converted' in 1919 to a War Memorial by Sir Mark Sykes (of the Sykes–Picot Agreement) who added a series of brass portraits in commemoration of his friends and the local men who fell in the war and also notably himself in crusader armour with the inscription “Laetare Jerusalem (Rejoice Jerusalem)”.

East of the village is Sledmere Castle, a folly built around 1790 by John Carr for Sir Christopher Sykes, the 2nd baronet, to enhance the view from Sledmere House.

The church of St Mary is one of the churches on the Sykes Churches Trail.[7] In 1966 the church was designated a Grade II* listed building.[8]

Sledmere was served by Sledmere and Fimber railway station on the Malton and Driffield Railway between 1853 and 1950.[9]

Images of Sledmere

  • Wolds Wagoners Reserve war memorial
    Wolds Wagoners Reserve war memorial
  • Sledmere Castle
    Sledmere Castle
  • Sledmere House
    Sledmere House
  • Butchers shop
    Butchers shop

References

  1. ^ "Sledmore". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Sledmere CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2013. Note the ONS map appears to show combined with Fimber parish so figure may include that parish which is under the 100 threshold for statistical output.
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Sledmere CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2008.
  4. ^ "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2004. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Wagoners' Memorial (1161354)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Eleanor cross (1083806)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Sykes Churches Trail Southern Route". Beverley, East Yorkshire: East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1310183)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  9. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.

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