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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Great Longstone
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John William Bowden (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 July 1923
    Attended by: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14486
Current location

On the south verge
just east of the junction with Station Road
Roadside
Main Street
Great Longstone
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE45 1TZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 19916 71797
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A square sandstone pillar with decorative top, pedestal and base within a fenced compound. The tapered pillar has a recessed panel on each face bearing the incised inscriptions in upright mixed case gothic lettering and the names in upright capital block lettering. The pillar has a frieze at the top with various incised designs including rosettes, oak leaves, a cross and a crown. Above the frieze is a square moulded capital with a repeated design of acanthus leaves around the edge. The pillar surmounts a square moulded pedestal with further foliage designs around the upper part and a plain frieze below, some faces of which bear further inscriptions. The plain square base has a bevelled top and the whole is founded on a concrete surface with a bounding fence comprising eight square sandstone obelisks linked by a wrought iron chain.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: Erected/ in Honoured/ Memory of/ the Men of/ GREAT/ LONGSTONE/ who gave their/ ALL in the/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ LIBERTY/ OUR GLORIOUS DEAD 9 o'clock face: (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ Their name liveth for evermore 12 o'clock face: Greater love/ hath no man/ than this./ that a man lay/ down his life/ for his friends 3 o'clock face: (Names) 1939-1945/ (Names)/ Faithful unto death
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cuter, Frank
Dixon, Hubert B
Elliott, Herbert
Furness, George
Hamilton, William
Hewitt, James
Hurst, Richard H
Jeffcoat, Stanley
Morton, Arthur
Morton, Fred
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 530, height 1620mm, width 530
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 990mm, height 610mm, width 990mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1220mm, height 250mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth 2950mm, height 700mm, width 2950mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone, Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
Condition
History
19 February 2014: Although in good condition some algal growth was accumulating, especially on the pedestal. Not all of the inscriptions were clear, and the maker's mark could not be discerned. 22 March 1985: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334973. 17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date. The memorial may lie within the Great Longstone Conservation Area.
Costs

Memorial: £132 IN 1923

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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