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Memorial details

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

West of the Whitworth Institute.
Whitworth Park
Dale Road North (A6) Near Junction with Station Road (B5057)
Darley Dale
Derbyshire Dales

OS Grid Ref: SK 274 628
Denomination: Undefined

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A sandstone wheel cross on a two step pedestal and three step base with inscriptions and names on bronze plaques. The cross has designs of interlaced strapwork on all faces and the pedestal comprises two plain oblong dice with bronze plaques inset in three of the faces of the lower one. The inscriptions are in raised upright Roman capital lettering. The plain steps are surrounded by a chain supported on four metal posts. The chain and posts seem relatively new and patches on the surrounding tarmac suggest that earlier posts may have been further away than the present ones.
6 o'clock plaque: FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ 1914-1919/ (Names) Main 9 o'clock plaque: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF DARLEY DALE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Supplementary 9 o'clock plaque: (Name) 12 o'clock plaque: IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ DARLEY DALE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Allsop, John
Attwood, Arthur
Barber, Joseph
Barker, William
Boden, Ernest
Boden, John
Carnell, Archibald
Carter, William
Charlesworth, Fred
Clay, Lindsay
See details for all 61 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 240mm, height 2140mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 415mm, height 400mm, width 635mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3215mm, height 410mm, width 3410mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height 635mm, width 950mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth c4200mm, height 750mm, width c3500mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
2002: Additional name added to the WW2 fallen. 11 August 1993: The Whitworth Institute park, gardens and contents were listed Grade II. Heritage List for England reference 1001274. The Whitworth Institute park, gardens and contents were listed on English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. The Whitworth Institute park, gardens and contents were listed on Pastscape, taken from the NMR's national historic environment database.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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