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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Broxtowe
Town
Beeston
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR W H HIGGINBOTTOM (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 May 1921
    Attended by: Colonel SIR LANCELOT ROLLESTON KCB DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31
Current location

Roadside
7 Dovecote Lane
Beeston
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
NG9 1HQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 52849 36613
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A stone monument comprising a wheel cross with tapered square shaft on a square pedestal and three stepped octagonal base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919 12 o'clock face: BY THEIR OWN/ GREAT VALOUR/ AND THE GRACE OF GOD/ THEY WON/ 9 o'clock face: WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1000mm, height c 4000mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c 1000mm, height c 1000mm, width c 1000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth c 3000mm, height c 1000mm, width c 3000mm
    Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL CROSS
  • 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
Late 20C: May have been moved from middle of road to side. 1 March 1990: Works due to commence on Yorkstone paving around memorial.
Costs

Site: £466 13s 2d in 1921

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Beeston and West Notts Gazette and Echo.
  • Local Publication/Booklet Unpaginated: picture 35 Photograph of the memorial with some additional information in Beeston in old picture postcards, Graham Hopcroft, Reflections of a Bygone Age, Keyworth, Undated, ISBN 0946245355
  • Local Publication/Booklet 43 Photograph, description, inscription and history in Beeston and District Year Book and Street Directory for Beeston Chilwell Attenborough Bramcote, Anon, Kirk Publishing Co Ltd, Nottingham, 1935.

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