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TitleOfWork: Crossley Memorial Monument
DescriptionOfPhoto: detail: top of (broken) column
DateOfCreation: 1900 (c.)
Dimensions: Height: 223 cm
Medium: sandstone
Location: Halfway down the steps between High Street and Blyth Road
AtoZReference: p.83 4F
Postcode: S66
Street: High Street and Blyth Road
TownOrVillage: Maltby
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r038e
Description: On octagonal plinth (50 cm high) on which stands a tapering, 183 cm high, octagonal column which used to support a street light. A cross is carved at the base of the column, which is also decorated with carving below the broken capitol.

Inscriptions: An inscription all around the base of the column reads:
' In memory of WILLIAM HENRY CROSSLEY who was fatally injured / near this spot on SAINT PAUL'S DAY 1900 '
An further inscription on the base reads:
'ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW AND CHILDREN / "At eventide it shall be light" '

Commission: The widow of the victim commemorated.

Comment: The light and broken pieces of stone from the top of the column were removed because they were no longer safe and are believed to be in store.

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