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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Birchover
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899), Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64954
Current location

Within a walled enclosure on private farmland west of Birchover Rd.
The Andle Stone
Birchover Rd
Birchover
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE4 2BN
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 240 629
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An inscription on a natural rock formation. The Andle Stone is a gritstone outcrop and one of several exposed boulder stones scattered across central Derbyshire. The inscription is neatly incised on a west-facing concave face of the stone in upright capital block lettering.
Inscription
FIELD-MARSHALL/ DUKE OF WELLINGTON/ DIED 14 SEPT 1852,/ AGED 82 YEARS,/ LIEUT-COLONEL/ WILLIAM THORNHILL/ 7 HUSSARS/ DIED 9 DECR. 1851, / AGED 71 YEARS,/ ASSYE 1803 WATERLOO 1815./ T MASTERS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 2
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,age of death
    Order of information: rank
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 2
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,age of death
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Other structure
    Measurements: depth c4500mm, height c5000mm, width c8000mm
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: depth -, height 420mm, width 1850mm
    Materials: Stone - Derbyshire Gritstone
Listing information
Condition
History
13 September 2013: The area between the enclosure wall and the face of the stone has become overgrown with rhododendron bushes and the inscription is only visible from close up. 17 April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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