Jelling Stone

Jelling Stone Jelling Stone

{On an information plaque attached to the railings, in Olde English script:}
The Jelling Stone
This cast of the Jelling Stone is an exact replica of the larger of the two runic stones at Jelling, in Jutland, Denmark.
The Jelling Stone is one of the oldest Danish historical monuments and by far the most splendid of all Scandinavian runic memorials. It was erected about the year 980 A.D. by King Harald of Denmark, the grandfather of King Canute.
King Harald was the first Christian King of Denmark, and the runic inscription on the stone reads as follows:-
'Harald King made this memorial after Gorm his father and after Thyra his mother: that Harald who won for himself all Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christians.'
A figure of Christ and a figure of a lion in the grip of a serpent are depicted on the other sides of the richly ornamented stone which was originally painted in colours of red, blue, yellow and black.

Mr Axel Meller arranged for this stone to be erected on this site in 1955.
The stone was brought from Denmark for an exhibition of Danish Arts and Culture in the Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.

Site: Jelling Stone (1 memorial)

NW1, St Katharine's Precinct, Danish Church of St Katharine

London Gardens Online informs: These buildings, designed by Ambrose Poynter in 1826-7, were a replacement for St Katharine by the Tower, when it was demolished to make room for the dock.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Jelling Stone

Subjects commemorated i

King Harald of Denmark

First Christian King of Denmark and grandfather of King Canute. 10th century.

Read More

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Jelling Stone

Created by i

Nearby Memorials

Brixton Theatre foundation stone

Brixton Theatre foundation stone

SW2, Effra Road, Windrush Square

Although not actually named, this lonely, vandalised stone is all that remains of the theatre.

4 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
WW2 aircraft crash

WW2 aircraft crash

UB7, Harmondsworth Moor, Middle Meadow

The crash plaque is attached to a large chunk of granite - a piece of the John Rennie Waterloo Bridge (source: Colne Valley Park).  And a...

War dead | WW2
11 subjects commemorated, 2 creators
Little Whig

Little Whig

WC1, Bedford Row, 42

These two houses now seem to have a single address and, like most of the street, are occupied by lawyers. We asked at reception for info...

1 subject commemorated
Alfred Linnell

Alfred Linnell

E3, Southern Grove, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Since we don't normally collect gravestone we are no experts on them but this one is odd. A small plain white stone with three layers ma...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Ada Salter Garden - tree

Ada Salter Garden - tree

SE16, Southwark Park, Ada Salter Garden

The inscription's date of birth for Ada contradicts that of reputable sources, by one year. Despite the "relaid" this is clearly not the...

2 subjects commemorated, 3 creators