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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Baslow
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57257
Current location

On a gritstone edge in heather moorland about 2.5km east of Baslow.
Birchen Edge
Un-named Road Between Baslow And Chesterfield (b6050)
Baslow
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 278 729
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A gritstone obelisk surmounted by a ball. Inscriptions are incised on the 6 and 3 o'clock faces of the obelisk and on the rock surface near the base. A later metal plaque is set into the rock surface near the base. Three large natural rocks nearby, supposedly resembling ships' prows, are known as the Three Ships and have ships' names incised on their faces.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: SL/ OCT 21/ 1805 (SL may be graffiti) 3 o'clock face: HF (May be graffiti) Rock surface near base: GH (May be graffiti) Plaque: NELSON'S MONUMENT/ ERECTED IN 1810 TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ ADMIRAL LORD NELSON/ AND TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR/ A.D./ NELSON/ DIED/ Oct. 21/ 1805/ RESTORED IN 1992 BY THE 1805 CLUB AND THE PEAK NATIONAL PARK/ PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE OR TIE ROPES TO THE MONUMENT Northern rock: VICTORY Central rock: DEFIANCE Southern rock: ROYAL SOVERIN (Sic)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth c 400mm, height c 3000mm, width c 400mm
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: height c 300mm di
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 150mm, width 230mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
1992: Restored
Costs

Comments: Memorial believed to have been donated by John Brightman of Baslow.

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

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