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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Eyam
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ARTHUR DANE (Builder)
ARTHUR DANE (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 April 1921
    Attended by: MAJ GREGORY ROSE-INNES
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 July 1947
    Attended by: REV THOMAS HUGH ROBERTS BA
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 July 1947
    Attended by: MR CHARLES S WRIGHT
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 April 1921
    Attended by: REV HOWELL SAUNDERS-WILLIAMS BA
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14475
Current location

In the churchyard
southwest of the church tower.
St Lawrences Church
Church St
Eyam
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 217 764
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A limestone wheel cross with tapered shaft on a battered limestone plinth with rounded upper arrises, on a three-stepped rectangular limestone base. Six o'clock face of cross has carved fleurs de lys on the arms, foliation at the head and a carved Crusader's sword. Twelve o'clock face of cross has a pelican feeding its young carved in the centre. Three and nine o'clock faces of cross have a carved lotus flower and foliation. An endless chain is carved on the wheel. On the side of the chain are laurel leaves, and at the base is a flame. Commemoration on the shaft of the cross and on the steps. Pink granite tablets on the four faces of the pedestal are incised with WW1 names in silvered upright capital block lettering. An inclined lower pink Balmoral granite tablet on stone backboard has incised WW2 inscription in gilded upright capital lettering. All set within a paved area surrounded by stone bollards supporting metal chain railings. Maker's name on lower step is illegible.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross shaft: IN/ IMPERISHABLE/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF EYAM/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919. 12 o'clock face of cross shaft: THEY WHOM/ THIS MONUMENT/ COMMEMORATES WERE/ NUMBERED AMONG/ THOSE WHO AT THE CALL/ OF KING AND COUNTRY,/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED/ HARDNESS, FACED DANGER/ AND FINALLY PASSED OUT/ OF THE SIGHT OF MEN BY/ THE PATH OF DUTY AND/ SELF SACRIFICE, GIVING/ UP THEIR OWN LIVES/ THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE/ IN FREEDOM/ LET THOSE WHO COME/ AFTER SEE TO IT THAT/ THESE NAMES ARE NOT/ FORGOTTEN. 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 6 o'clock face of steps: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. Lower tablet: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bullard, Leonard
Buxton, Harry
Dane, Robert A
Daniel, Fred
Dronfield, Charles
Eyre, Francis J
Frith, Tom
Froggatt, Frank R
Harling, James
Hawksworth, Henry
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: year died
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 440mm, height 2380mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 660mm, height 700mm, width 660mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1690mm, height 470mm, width 1670mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 470mm, width 460mm
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 490mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 610mm, width 860mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Paving
    Measurements: depth c 5000mm, width c 5000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth c 5000mm, height c 500mm, width c 5000mm
    Materials: Metal, Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
1992: Lettering regilded
Costs

Memorial: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Eyam PCC
Reference

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