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Memorial details

Memorial type
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Messrs Pask and Thorpe (Builder)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 January 1922
    Attended by: MAJ GEN J E B SEELY
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 September 1950
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 January 1922
    Attended by: REV A W BELL
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Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

At the Southern end of the paved area
outside the library.
Market Place

OS Grid Ref: SK 46503 41673
Denomination: Undefined

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An ashlar cenotaph raised on a plinth, die and steps and surrounded by stone bollards with railings. The main pillar or pier is oblong in plan, has slightly battered faces, a stepped top, projecting panels on the two narrow faces, a laurel wreath in relief on the 6 o'clock face and a narrow chamfered cross on the 12 o'clock face. The pillar sits on a plain oblong plinth with chamfered top. The pillar and its plinth surmount an oblong die or pedestal with chamfered top and bearing inscriptions in relief on the 9 and 3 o'clock faces and with inset metal panels on the 6 and 12 o'clock faces inscribed with the names of the fallen of WW1. A further WW2 inscription is attached to the lower edge of the 6 o'clock face. The die sits on a further oblong plinth with broad chamfered top bearing metal plaques on the 6 and 12 o'clock faces with the names of the WW2 fallen and with further plaques to the fallen of subsequent conflicts on its 9 o'clock face. The whole surmounts a three-stepped base, oblong in plan, with squat square pillars or piers at the four corners. The memorial is surrounded by twelve tapering stone bollards with wrought iron railings and gate between and by flower beds contained by chamfered stone kerbs.
6 o'clock face, upper plaque, centre panel: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF ILKESTON WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 1918 6 o'clock face, upper plaque, left and right panels: (Names) 6 o'clock face, centre plaque: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THE ILKESTON MEN WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 6 o'clock face, three lower plaques: (Names) 9 o'clock face of pedestal: OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD 9 o'clock face, upper plaque: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN OTHER CONFLICTS 9 o'clock face, lower plaques: (Names) 12 o'clock face, upper plaque: (Names) 12 o'clock face, middle plaques: (Names) 12 o'clock face, lower plaque: (Names) 3 o'clock face of pedestal: OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Adcock, J
Aldinger, W C
Aldred, C W
Aldred, J E
Aldred, L
Aldwinckle, F
Allen, A
Allen, F M
Allen, H
Andrews, H
See details for all 458 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 467
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 467
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 175
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 175
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height c4000mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth c1500mm, height c250mm, width c1800mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c1800mm, height c1500mm, width c2100mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth c4200mm, height c750mm, width c4800mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth c500mm, height c800mm, width c500mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height c900mm, width c1700mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth c9000mm, height c1000mm, width c10000mm
    Materials: Metal, Stone
  • Garden
    Measurements: depth c9000mm, height c200mm, width c10000mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
1994-5: Site restored and railings and flower beds added. 6 November 1986: The memorial was listed Grade II, Hertitage List for England reference 1140442. 6 November 1979: The memorial lies within the Ilkeston Town Centre Conservation Area designated on this date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Erewash Borough Council

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