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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
High Peak
Town
Castleton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
L G WHITEHEAD, MESSRS WM GREGORY AND SON, J WHITESIDE, MESSRS J BERESFORD AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 October 1919
    Attended by: MAJ S HILL-WOOD M.P.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 October 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
604
Current location

On the Junction Island
Market Place
Castleton
High Peak
Derbyshire
S33 8WQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 15024 82801
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A composite gritstone memorial comprising a cross and two pillars arranged at the three corners of a triangular road island. The cross has a tapered shaft and its faces bear various bosses and other designs in relief including an angel of victory holding a sword and a laurel wreath with recumbent deer on the 6 o'clock face, and a mythical bird on a nest with four chicks on the 12 o'clock face. The cross surmounts a battered plain pedestal with a metal plaque recessed into the 6 o'clock face bearing the WW1 inscription in upright capital Roman lettering. The whole sits on a base which also supports, via a stone backboard, a metal plaque bearing the WW2 inscription in upright capital Roman lettering. The two vertical sided flat topped pillars are mounted on cemented cairns and each bears a round headed metal plaque on its 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock faces on which WW1 names are listed in two columns in raised upright capital lettering.
Inscription
WW1 plaque on pedestal: TO THE MEMORY OF/ (Names)/ WHO FELL DURING THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914-19 WW2 plaque on base: TO THE MEMORY OF/ (Names)/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 1945 Plaque on pillar: 1914/ (Names) Plaque on pillar: 1915/ (Names) Plaque on pillar: 1916/ (Names) Plaque on pillar: 1917 1918/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, A
Abbott, H
Abbott, T
Abbott, W
Abbott, W H
Alldred, H
Barber, H
Barber, J
Beverley, E
Beverley, J S
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 86
    Served and returned: 78
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 660mm, height c2000mm, width 660mm
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c700mm, height c500mm, width c700mm
    Materials: Stone - Gritstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth c1500mm, height c300mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Gritstone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height c400mm, width c400mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height c500mm, width c500mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth c800mm, height c1000mm, width c800mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Cairn
    Measurements: depth c1000mm, height c800mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
17 December 2007: The cross was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number1392332. 1984: Former rock garden around the base of the cross replaced by a stone wall on three sides, with holes for flower vases. 23 January 1976: The memorial falls within the Castleton Conservation Area designated on this date. 1951: The memorial falls within the Peak District National Park created in this year. 1934: The two pillars were added.
Costs

Site: £300

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Maintenance of the memorial. The Trust Fund was transferred to the Parish Council in 1984.
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Castleton Parish Council
Reference

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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