Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Clifton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 September 1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14462

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Current location

Roadside Garden
At Southern Junction of Chapel La and Church View
Clifton
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE6 2GG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 16580 44770
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A sandstone monument comprising a cross on a plinth, pedestal and three-step base, with a later tablet added to the steps. The cross has hollowed arises with fillets at the foot of the slightly tapered shaft and sits on an oblong moulded plinth. These surmount a square pedestal with canted corners above hemispherical shoulders. The ashlar steps are hexagonal in plan and bear an inclined tablet on the 6 o'clock face. Incised inscriptions on the pedestal and tablet are in upright capital Roman lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: AMDG/ TO THE GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED KING &/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ (Names)/ REMEMBERING BEFORE GOD THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF/ LIBERTY AND JUSTICE. 9 and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: (Names) 12 o'clock face of pedestal: SONS OF THIS PLACE, LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID,/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD. Top face of tablet: ALSO THOSE WHO FELL IN/ THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names) Front face of tablet: SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
?, ?
Astle, G W
Braddock, J
Chell, C
Chell, H
Deakin, A
Grindly, ?
Leason, A
Leason, H
Melbourne, F
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 205mm, height 2780mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 340mm, height 210mm, width 420mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 835mm, height 570mm, width 835mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 240mm, height 690mm, width 290mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 420mm, height 310mm, width 830mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
3 October 2011: Parts of the inscription were becoming obscured by lichen.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Ashbourne Telegraph 10 September 1920

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