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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Erewash
Town
Draycott
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61368
Current location

On the Northern side of the road
between numbers 101 and 105.
Roadside
Station Rd (a6005)
Draycott
Erewash
Derbyshire
DE72 3QB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 448 333
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rough hewn granite monument comprising a wheel formy cross and tapered shaft on a square pedestal and two step base. The raised inscription is in upright capital Roman lettering on three bronze plaques on the faceof the pedestal and steps.
Inscription
Upper plaque: (Names) Middle plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF DRAYCOTT AND WILNE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 Lower plaque: ALSO THE FOLLOWING/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-45 WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 1780mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 620mm, height 830mm, width 640mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1250mm, height 600mm, width 1250mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 10mm, height 530mm, width 495mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Draycott and Wilne Parish Council

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