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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Amber Valley
Town
Belper
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 November 1948
    Attended by: Mrs Marion Broster
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 November 1948
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14438
Current location

Formerly known as The Paddock
the garden is on the south side of King St
bordered by Strutt St and Cheapside.
War Memorial Garden
King St
Belper
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE56 1PZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 349 474
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A white granite obelisk with supplementary tablets for subsequent conflicts. The obelisk has a moulded base and surmounts a battered pedestal. The 6 o'clock face of the pedestal has a ropework border and bears the WW1 inscription. The three other faces each have the WW1 names in two columns. The inscription and names are inlaid in upright capital block lettering. The pedestal surmounts a moulded plinth and a three stepped base, the whole founded on concrete. An oblong white granite recumbent tablet lies on the 6 o'clock face of the steps and bears the WW2 inscription and names in two columns of incised upright capital block lettering coloured black. The tablet is surrounded by a frame of twisted wrought iron. An oblong grey granite tablet is affixed to the bottom of the 6 o'clock face of the obelisk and bears the post WW2 inscription and name incised in upright capital block lettering coloured black.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: TO THE GLORIOUS/ AND UNDYING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" 9, 12 and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: (Names) Recumbent tablet on 6 o'clock face of base: 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Tablet on 6 o'clock face of obelisk: REMEMBERING/ THOSE WHO HAVE/ DIED IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY/ SINCE 1945/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adderley, Y C
Allcock, R A
Allsopp, G H
Allwood, W
Alton, H G
Alton, T
Annable, S
Arnold, H
Ashton, H
Barber, D J
See details for all 225 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 225
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 225
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 430mm, height c3700mm, width 430mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth 570mm, height 200mm, width 570mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 800mm, height 1000mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 830mm, height 450mm, width 830mm
    Materials: Concrete, Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 80mm, height 1020mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth c50mm, height c1000mm, width c800mm
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
Condition
History
December 2001: The memorial lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed on that date. 1975-1992: The memorial lies within the Belper and Milford Conservation area designated and extended during that period.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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