Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Amber Valley
Town
Heage
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th April 1921
    Attended by: Mr F. N. Smith, J.P. or Wingfield Park
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th November 1949
    Attended by: The Archdeacon of Derby (Venerable H. E. Fitzherbert)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10th April 1921
    Attended by: The Rector, Mr G. A. Tindall
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55416

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Current location

Facing the entrance from Church St.
St Lukes Churchyard
Church Street (B6013)
Heage
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE56 2BG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 36972 50635
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A white marble monument comprising a latin cross on a pedestal and two-stepped base. The cross has a Christograph in relief at the head and the shaft expands into a broad and deep foot. The cross surmounts a battered pedestal with bevelled top and hollowed faces which surmounts base comprising two steps with vertical faces and flat tops. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital block lettering on various faces of the cross, pedestal and base. A painted name has been added twice to the WW2 namelist. The immediate area is gravelled and surrounded by a white stone kerb bearing the maker's name inlaid at the foot. A rectangular stone vase is set immediately before the cross and bears a further inscription.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross: TO/ THE GLORY/ OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919 6 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 6 o'clock face of top step: "HEROES ALL, FOR US THEY DIED." 9 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of cross: ALSO/ IN/ LOVING/ MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN/ OF HEAGE/ WHO DIED IN/ THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 3 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of top step: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS." Foot of kerbs: BAILEY/ ILKESTON Vase: ROYAL BRITISH/ LEGION/ 1921 - 1971./ GIVEN BY AMBERGATE/ HEAGE AND DISTRICT/ BRANCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,decorations
    Order of information: surname, forename, rank. month of death, additional information
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename
    Order of information: year died
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 275mm, height 1775mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Marble - Carrara
  • Vase
    Measurements: depth 175mm, height 225mm, width 295mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth 2780mm, height 330mm, width 2420mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 650mm, height 770mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 940mm, height 280mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
1 May 2014: The whole memorial seemed to have been cleaned in recent years. All inlaid lettering appeared to be present. A name had been painted at the head and foot of the WW2 namelist. 13 February 2005: A few of the lead letters were missing. A name appeared to have been added to the top of the WW2 list on the 3 o'clock face. A name appeared to have been deleted from the bottom of the WW2 list on the 3 o'clock face.
Costs

Comments: At the final meeting of the Hage War Memorial Fund Commmittee on 23rd November 1948, total raised £38 0s 4d, a balance of £6 2s 11d was left and used to buy a vase to place at the base of the Cenotaph.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Council or Committee Minutes 14 May 2002 Minute 3781 of the Ripley Town Council meeting refers to the resetting of the marble surround and the renewing of the floor base.
  • Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 25 November 1949 HEAGE WAR MEMORIAL. ---
  • Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 18 November 1949 DEDICATION OF HEAGE WAR MEMORIAL. (list of ten names) ---
  • Derbyshire Times - Saturday 26 February 1921 Heage War Memorial Fund raised £101 14s 8d ---
  • Alfreton Journal - Friday 15 April 1921 DEDICATION OF THE WAR MEMORIAL AT HEAGE. (List of names)
  • Military Images Web page has a photograph and biographies. www.militaryimages.net/photopost/world-war-and-commemorative-memorials/p79077-heage-2c-derbyshire.html

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