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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
High Peak
Town
Bamford
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 November 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1472
Current location

In a walled enclosure between the graveyard and the road.
St John the Baptists Churchyard
Main Rd (a6013)
Bamford
High Peak
Derbyshire
S33 0AY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 20723 83358
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A limestone monument comprising a wheel cross on a square pedestal and three-stepped base. The cross has a roundel at the centre of the 6 o'clock face and small panels of interlaced strapwork on the four limbs. A recessed panel on the tapered shaft bears the inscription. The pedestal has a capstone and plinth and has the WW1 inscription on the 6 o'clock face. Although not stated, the names on the 3 o'clock face are of the WW2 casualties. The inscriptions and names are incised in upright capital block lettering coloured black. The whole is surrounded by kerbstones which bear seven metal artillery shells.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross shaft: IN/ HONOUR/ OF/ THE MEN OF/ BAMFORD/ WHO FELL/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914/ -/ 1918 6 and 3 o'clock faces of pedestal: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bethell, C
Birley, J H
Bundy, F H
Clark, W
Crookes, T
Deakin, F
Drew, C
Finley, B
Firth, J
Fisher, J M
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 300mm, height 2850mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 705mm, height 1110mm, width 705mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1385mm, height 510mm, width 1385mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 2175mm, height 175mm, width 2175mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Relic
    Measurements: depth dia, height 330mm, width 100mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
1990: The names were repainted. 17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.
Costs

Site: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council

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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This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-1472

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.