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Tatton Sykes Monument, Sledmere

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Tatton Sykes Monument, Sledmere
Yorkshire Wolds - Sledmere, Yorkshire, England
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On the crest of a hill between Garton-on-the-Wolds and Sledmere stands a glorious Victorian monument to Sir Tatton Sykes of Sledmere House. Sykes was a prolific restorer of churches around the Yorkshire Wolds, and a well-known public benefactor. Further monuments, including one to the Wolds Wagoners Reserve, stand in Sledmere village, but this is the most impressive of the lot.

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