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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
Derbyshire Dales
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

In a small walled plot built into the bank on the uphill side of the road.
Top Cottages Or Upper La
Derbyshire Dales
SK17 8SX

OS Grid Ref: SK 169 731
Denomination: Undefined

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A sandstone monument comprising a pillar on a square pedestal and base set into an elevated walled enclosure reached by a flight of seven steps. The rear wall of the enclosure has two tablets listing those who served in WW2. The square tapered pillar has a moulded cap containing a wreath in relief on each face. Each face of the pillar has a recessed panel with a roundel at the centre, the one on the 6 o'clock face containing a King George crown in relief. The foot of the pillar expands into a moulded plinth bearing inscriptions on three faces. The square pedestal has a moulded cap and vertical faces. It has a wreath and ribbons in relief and an inscription on the 6 o'clock face and the list of those who served and returned on the 9 and 3 o'clock faces. The pedestal surmounts a plinth with moulded top and the names of the fallen on the 6 o'clock face, and a plain base. The two upright oblong tablets have plain rebated borders and rest on stone brackets. The main inscriptions are incised in mixed styles of upright gothic lettering. The names are incised in upright capitals, those for WW1 being block and those for WW2 being roman lettering.
6 o'clock face: Faithful unto death/ 1914/ 1919/ SACRED/ To the Memory of the/ MEN of CRESSBROOK/ who fell in the GREAT WAR/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: Roll of Honour/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: Roll of Honour/ (Names) West tablet: WORLD WAR II/ (Names) East tablet: 1939 - 45./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Francis, A J
Lomas, T W
Ponsonby, F
Rennett, W
Savage, B T
Smith, H
Westby, F
See details for all 7 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 60
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,age of death
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 36
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional
    Order of information: surname
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 680mm, height c1900mm, width 680mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 965mm, height 1160mm, width 965mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 975mm, height 280mm, width 975mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1280mm, height 200mm, width 1280mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 800mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 100mm, width 170mm
    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
29 January 2014: The two WW2 tablets had an accumulation of lichen and were not easy to read. 4 July 1986: The memorial lies within the Cressbrook Conservation Area first designated on that date. 22 March 1985: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England reference 1158755. 17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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