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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
High Peak
Town
New Mills
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 April 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel Godfrey D Goodman CMG VD performed the unveiling
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 April 1921
    Attended by: The Bishop of Derby DD performed the dedication
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1465
Current location

South-east corner of the churchyard
St Georges Churchyard
Church Road (A6015)
New Mills
High Peak
Derbyshire
SK22 4NJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 00531 85395
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A hexagonal stone pillar and nearby wall. The ornately decorated pillar, which stands on a three-stepped base, has a pyramidal top with a cross at its apex. Each of the six faces of the lower section of the pillar has a recessed pointed-arched tablet of slate inscribed in incised gilt lettering: one bears the WW1 dedicatory inscription; the other five bear the WW1 casualties' names. The wall has three rectangular slate panels bearing the WW2 inscription in incised gilt lettering: the central tablet is portrait-oriented, and bears the dedicatory inscription; the two tablets that flank it are landscape-oriented, and bear the WW2 casualties' names.
Inscription
Pillar side 1: ERECTED/ BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF/ NEW MILLS,/ WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING/ "THE GREAT WAR"/ 1914-1918/ "GREATER LOVE HATH/ NO MAN THAN THIS"/ R.I.P Pillar sides 2 - 6: (WW1 Names) Left tablet on wall: (WW2 Names) Centre tablet on wall: IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY/ OF/ THOSE WHO/ GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ 1939 - 1945/ Lord have Mercy Right tablet on wall: (WW2 Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adshead, J O
Ardern, G
Arnfield, F
Ashworth, F
Ashworth, G
Bagshaw, J
Bailey, G W C
Baines, R
Ball, V
Barber, J
See details for all 251 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 201
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 201
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Listed alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Listed alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth c1400mm, height c5900mm, width c1400mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 1500mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Paving
    Measurements: depth 4300mm, width 4300mm
    Materials: Concrete
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 1400mm, width 5000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 760mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 400mm, width 770mm
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
History
Unknown date: Second World War tablets decaying slightly but still legible.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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