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Alcock Monument in Centre of Manchester Southern Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Chorlton Park, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4287 / 53°25'43"N

Longitude: -2.2599 / 2°15'35"W

OS Eastings: 382830

OS Northings: 392461

OS Grid: SJ828924

Mapcode National: GBR DXNS.JN

Mapcode Global: WHB9V.824V

Entry Name: Alcock Monument in Centre of Manchester Southern Cemetery

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387917

Location: Manchester, M21

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorlton Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: West Didsbury Christ Church and St Christopher Withington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/8/501 (North East side)
Alcock monument in centre of
Manchester Southern Cemetery


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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