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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
South Derbyshire
Town
High Cross Bank. Castle Gresley
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14300
Current location

Roadside
Junction Of Mount Pleasant Rd And Linton Rd
High Cross Bank. Castle Gresley
South Derbyshire
Derbyshire
DE11
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 283 175
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A plain Hopton Wood limestone obelisk on a square pedimented coping, battered square pedestal and moulded square plinth. The coping bears small cast metal wreaths on the front and side pediments which are otherwise plain. The pedestal is formed from four joined blocks, each containing a recessed and chamfered panel. The two side panels contain the names and have a small white marble latin cross at the head and a small white marble roundel at the foot. The inscription is inlaid in upright capital lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: THIS MONUMENT/ IS ERECTED/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO/ PERPETUATE THE MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO LEFT THE/ PARISH OF CASTLE GRESLEY/ AND LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919./ THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR/ EVERMORE. 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashmore, George
Bagnall, Joseph
Brown, Charles Edwd
Butler, Ernest
Clamp, George
Croucher, George
Duncan, Percy
Ford, Fred
Gilliver, Francis
Haywood, Mark
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 430mm, height 1800mm, width 430mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: depth 810mm, height 330mm, width 810mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 740mm, height 1080mm, width 740mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 910mm, height 250mm, width 910mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 125mm, width 110mm
    Materials: Lead
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 120mm, width 80mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Roundel
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 65mm dia, width -
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
Unknown date: Small neat repairs have been made to the base of the obelisk at the rear and to the top left of the front of the pedestal.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parish Council

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