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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Amber Valley
Town
Quarndon
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W E Lomas
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 June 1950
    Attended by: Mr F Stone
  • Rededicated
    Date: 14 November 2010
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Derby
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 June 1950
    Attended by: Rt Rev Dr A E J Rawlinson DD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19062
Current location

Inside the churchyard but adjacent to and visible from Church Rd.
St Pauls Churchyard
Church Road
Quarndon
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE22 5JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 33501 41021
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A Hopton Wood Limestone wheel cross on a square pedestal and three stepped base with later stainless steel plaque. The face of the cross is decorated in Saxon style with bosses, intertwined strapwork and sinuous reptiles. The square pedestal has two small steps at the head and bears the WW1 cavo rilievo inscription in upright block capitals. The top step of the ashlar base bears the WW2 cavo rilievo inscription in upright block capitals and the second step bears the later stainless steel plaque which repeats and expands the earlier inscriptions.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN MEMORY OF NINE BRAVE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH WHO OBEYING THE SUMMONS/ TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ ANSWERED A HIGHER CALL AND RETURNED NOT AGAIN/ (Names)/ AND OF THREE WHO RETURNED TO DIE/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names) Plaque: Quarndon War Memorial/ The original inscriptions on this Memorial (now partly illegible) read as follows:/ In memory of nine brave men of this parish who, obeying the summons to fight for their/ country in the Great War, 1914-1919, answered a higher call and returned not again:/ (Names)/ And of three who returned to die:/ (Names)/ The Roll of Honour in the North Aisle of the Church also includes the names/ of three more men who lost their lives in the 1914-1919 Great War:/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename,manner of death,additional
    Order of information: additional,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c350mm, height 2400mm, width 750mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c990mm, height 600mm, width 990mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1500mm, height c900mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 120mm, height 340mm, width 990mm
    Materials: Stainless Steel
Listing information
  • WALLS AND RAILINGS AND ATTACHED WAR MEMORIAL TO WEST OF ST PAULS CHURCH
  • 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
14 November 2010: Rededicated following addition of plaque. 24 January 1986: Church wall and railings Listed Grade II, English Heritage reference 78933. The memorial is included in the listing description.
Costs

Comments: 2010 plaque funded from income from local book originally sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund,

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
St Paul's Parochial Church Council.
Reference
  • Derby Daily Telegraph 12/ 12 June 1950 Report on unveiling and dedication of the WW2 addition.
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 14 November 2010 Unveiling and dedication of plaque
  • Newsletter October 2010 Report on new plaque and rededication.
  • Derby Evening Telegraph 18/ 13 November 2010 16-17/ 15 November 2010 Reports on new plaque and rededication.
  • Derby Evening Telegraph 13/ 12 August 2010 7/ 14 August 2010 Proposal for new plaque to be added.
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 64-5/ 1988 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK Includes an early photograph.

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