SCRCA structure 236810: Memorials to SCR Construction Workers at Holy Ascension Church, Settle

SCRCA Location Introduction

Holy Ascension Church, Settle lies outside the boundary of the Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area (SCRCA). However, it has a direct and important association with the SCRCA through the memorial to "those, who through accidents lost their lives, in constructing the railway works between Settle, and Dent Head", plus the marked and unmarked graves of a significant number of those people.

The memorial for construction workers killed during the construction of the Settle-Carlisle Railway.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Monument / Memorial
Location Variant
Memorial Type - Other
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
2: MR construction phase (1869 to 31st Dec 1876)
Distance from London St.Pancras
236 miles (chains not estimated)
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Listed, Grade II
Geographic Location
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List Entry Extract(s)

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