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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chesterfield
Town
Newbold
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 20 May 2012
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
657
Current location

On the eastern side of the road
between Dukes Dr and Newbold Rd.
Roadside
Littlemoor (b6150)
Newbold
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 8QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 36928 72941
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A roughly dressed sandstone cross on a pedestal and base with several plaques and a tablet. The wheel cross has a tapered shaft and surmounts a battered oblong pedestal and a square two-stepped base. A recessed dressed panel on the 6 o'clock face of the pedestal bears the original inlaid inscription in upright capital roman lettering. A tall trapezoidal bronze plaque with raised border was subsequently set into the 6 o'clock face of the cross shaft bearing a further WW1 inscription and namelist in raised upright capital lettering. A further tall trapezoidal bronze plaque with polished raised border was subsequently set into the 12 o'clock face of the cross shaft bearing a WW2 inscription and namelist in raised upright capital polished lettering, and a similar small oblong supplementary plaque with a further name was added at a later date. A square black granite tablet was later affixed to the 12 o'clock face of the pedestal with a gilded incised inscription in upright capital block lettering relating to subsequent conflicts.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ OF NEWBOLD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919. Plaque on 6 o'clock face of cross shaft: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND THE IMPERISHABLE MEMORY OF/ THESE MEN OF NEWBOLD WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names) Main plaque on 12 o'clock face of cross shaft: IN RESPECTFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE FROM NEWBOLD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN WORLD WAR II/ 1939 - 1945/ AND ALL CONFLICTS/ (Names) Supplementary plaque on 12 o'clock face of cross shaft: WWII/ (Name) Tablet on 12 o'clock face of pedestal: OTHER CONFLICTS/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashforth, William
Bartram, Albert
Brakes, Harold
Carson, Frank
Cartwright, J
Chambers, Wilfred
Clarke, Percy
Clarke, Robert B
Clarke, William
Cooper, Lancelot
See details for all 74 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 74
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 74
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 280mm, height c3000mm, width 950mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 950mm, height 1250mm, width 1130mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1730mm, height 500mm, width 1730mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 700mm, width 365mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 380mm, width 380mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
c2012: Plaques for WW2 and tablet for other conflicts added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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