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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
High Peak
Town
Buxton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Afghanistan (2001-2014), Palestine (1918-1948), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th September 1920
    Attended by: Lieut General Sir Ivor Maxse KCB CVO DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 26th February 2015
    Attended by: Rev John Hudghton; members of the Royal British Legion; Mr Alan Brown, High Peak's mayor; Mrs Susan Brown, mayoress.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 14th November 2010
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14th November 2010
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18th September 1920
    Attended by: Rev Canon Scott-Moncrieff, MA, DD, RD, Vicar of Buxton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1471
Current location

The Slopes
Terrace Road
Buxton
High Peak
Derbyshire
SK17 6DR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 05851 73472
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two step square base with curved front and rectangular base with a plinth bearing bronze inscription. Above the base is a tall obelisk with bronze panels on three sides and a carving of a winged 'Victory' holding a sword and laurel wreath. Cast laurel leaves surround the top of memorial.
Inscription
Plinth: PRO PATRIA/ 1914 + 1919/ 1939 + 1945 WW1 plaques: (Names) WW2 plaque: 1939 - IN MEMORIAM - 1945/ (Names) Other conflicts plaque 1: IN MEMORIAM/ CYPRUS EMERGENCY/ (Name)/ AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT/ (Name) Other conflicts plaque 2: IN MEMORIAM/ PALESTINE CONFLICT/ (Name)/ KOREAN WAR/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ponsonby, G
Richardson, J
Slack, F J M
Taylor, S G
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 314
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 314
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: By regiment, by rank and then alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 113
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 113
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment
    Order of information: By regiment and then alphabetically by surname
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 2000mm, height 8000mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL ON THE SLOPES
  • 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
1991: stone badly disfigured with graffiti. A general renovation of "The Slopes" area was planned by the High Peak Council, which would include the war memorial.
Costs

Memorial: £3000

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

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