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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Bakewell
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 7 August 1920
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 1922
    Attended by: The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Ladies Rachel and Anne Cavendish, The Marquis and Marchioness of Hartington and Lady Drummond and the Marquis of Granby
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14150
Current location

Building formerly known as the Bakewell and District War memorial Cottage Hospital. The memorial tablet is in the entrance porch.
Bakewell Cottage Nursing Home
Butts Rd
Bakewell
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE45 1EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 216 681
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A single storey stone and tile hospital with stone tablet in the gable, decorative tablet over the door in the style of a wreath on cloth background, and a memorial tablet inside the porch. Memorial tablet comprises a brown mottled alabaster frame containing white marble tiles divided into panels by yellow glass tesserae. Top and bottom panels contain the inscription and four central columns contain the names arranged into 17 village groups. Inscription is painted in black upright capital roman lettering.
Inscription
Tablet on gable: BAKEWELL AND DISTRICT/ WAR MEMORIAL/ COTTAGE HOSPITAL. Tablet over door: 1922 Memorial tablet: WITH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SACRIFICE THIS HOSPITAL/ IS ERECTED AS A LASTING MEMORIAL TO THE MEN FROM/ BAKEWELL & THE ADJACENT PARISHES WHO SERVING/ IN DIVERS RANKS & IN EVERY BRANCH OF HIS MAJESTY'S/ FORCES GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ "THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abraham, G W P
Aitken, J F
Aldgate, W
Andrews, J
Atkin, T R
Bacon, A
Bagshaw, L V
Bailey, G A
Barber, E G
Barber, J
See details for all 263 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 263
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 263
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional
    Order of information: additional,surname
Components
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth -, height c800mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Marble - White, Stone, Glass
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 1905mm, width 1070mm
    Materials: Alabaster
Listing information
Condition
History
April 2010: Slight chipping to top left corner of alabaster frame. 1951: Peak District National Park designated - the memorial lies within its area.
Costs

Comments: Land donated by the Duke of Rutland.
Memorial: c£13000 in 1920.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 2/ 17 June 1920 Announcement of stone laying ceremony and report on donation of the site and hospital costs.
  • Ashbourne Telegraph, 11 August 1922
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 2/ 24 June 1920 Announcement of stone laying ceremony.

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