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Tutbury

WM reference
13421
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Rededicated : 1 Jul 2016
  • Dedicated : 2 May 1920
  • Unveiled : 2 May 1920
Current location

St. Mary's Churchyard
Tutbury
East Staffordshire
Staffordshire
DE13 9JE
England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 21122 29090
Denomination: Church of England

Description

The memorial comprises a floriated Greek cross with a hexagonal punctuation set on a hexagonal column with a carved collar towards the top. Three carved figures are set around the base of the shaft comprising a female angel representing peace, St George and St Michael. Below, the shaft base carries three shields depicting a laurel wreath, St George's shield and the Staffordshire Knot, the county symbol. This rises from a hexagonal plinth with three square sections cut out. The plinth sits on a triangular base with curved sides, decorated with carvings of flowers and fleurs-de-lis. An inscription in Gothic-style lettering carved in relief that runs round the three sides of the base reads GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. A bronze square plaque attached to one side of the plinth bears an inscription that reads IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / TUTBURY MEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR / COUNTRY’S DEFENCE IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919. Two other plaques bear the names of those who fell in the First World War. In addition, a plaque attached in an inset section of the plinth reads 1939 – 1945, with the names of those who fell in the Second World War listed beneath. The memorial is surrounded by a paved area with three steps leading down to the main church path. 2 Wreath Holders are to be added in early 2017

Inscription

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ TUTBURY MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR /COUNTRY'S DEFENCE IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 47
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 47
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 13
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 13
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 5000MM
Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Undefined
Condition: Undefined
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Component

Second World War memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 1 Jul 2016
Attended by: Undefined

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 2 May 1920
Attended by: Rev Lionel Crawfurd, Bishop of Stafford

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 2 May 1920
Attended by: Major H L Newton

History

In 1982 the cross fell off the top of the war memorial and was subsequently repaired. In 2014 a condition report was produced with the help of grant aid from War Memorials Trust because the cross was leaning. Following this a project of repair was undertaken in 2015, again with grant aid from War Memorials Trust.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

http://www.tutburywarmemorials.org.uk/

Reference

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/06/villagers-defeat-historic-england-parish-council-row-poppy-wreath/

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