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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Taddington
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
S HANCOCK (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1921
    Attended by: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
  • Dedicated
    Date: October 1921
    Attended by: REV F INWOOD,REV J F WARDEN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14476
Current location

At the entrance to the churchyard.
Roadside
Main Rd
Taddington
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
SK17 9TR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 141 710
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Brincliffe Blue Stone monument comprising a cross of on a two-stepped pedestal, plinth and two-stepped base within a walled plot. At the centre of the cross is a pelican in her piety in relief and the four limbs contain interwoven strapwork in relief. At the top of the tapered shaft is a robed figure of St Michael bearing a sword with further interwoven strapwork below. The two-stepped pedestal has battered faces and bevelled top and bears the incised inscription on its faces in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. The plinth has vertical faces and a chamfered top. The two steps have vertical faces, the lower one being of concrete.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal:TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVERLASTING TESTIMONY TO THE/ SACRIFICE MADE BY THE INHABITANTS OF/ TADDINGTON/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918./ Bare your heads, ye that pass by./ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES/ (Names)/ AND DURING THE WAR 1939-1945/ (Names) 9 and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: THESE ALSO SERVED/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, W
Beaven, R W
Bown, W O
Collins, A
Copper, C R
Dakin, H C
Dakin, W J
Gregory, J
Hambleton, F
Hambleton, W
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 31
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 340mm, height 2000mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 835mm, height 750mm, width 1100mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 885mm, height 145mm, width 1180mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1740mm, height 350mm, width 2140mm
    Materials: Concrete, Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
8 May 2014: The sword blade had broken off the figure on the shaft. 1990: Renovated 17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Taddington and Priestcliffe Parish Council
Reference
  • The Buxton Advertiser and Herald 28 October 1921

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