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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North East Derbyshire
Town
Clay Cross
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
682
Current location

On the western side of the road outside St Bartholomews Church.
St Bartholomew's Church
121 High Street
Clay Cross
North East Derbyshire
Derbyshire
S45 9DZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 39157 63294
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A limestone cross on an octagonal pedestal, plinth and three stepped base accompanied by a series of bronze plaques mounted on the adjacent churchyard wall. The potent cross is octagonal in section with an inverted bronze sword on the 6 o'clock face and the tapered shaft has a moulded octagonal foot. The cross surmounts a plain octagonal pedestal with an incised inscription on the 6 o'clock face in upright capital Roman lettering. The pedestal surmounts an octagonal plinth with hollowed top and a plain octagonal three stepped base. The six bronze plaques each have oblong frames containing several plates which bear the names in raised upright capital block lettering. It is presumed that four plaques were originally installed following WW1 and the further two added after WW2 but the latter were inserted within the earlier group so that they do not present a contiguous list of names.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FOUGHT/ AND DIED/ IN TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE Plaque a: (Names) Plaque c: (Names) Plaque d: (Names) Plaque f: (Names) Plaque b: WORLD WAR II./ 1939. - 1945./ (Names) Plaque e: WORLD WAR II./ 1939. - 1945./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ablett, W
Adlington, W
Allen, H
Allen, J
Allen, L
Armstrong, E
Armstrong, J G
Atkin, H
Atterbury, A E
Bacon, A
See details for all 187 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 158
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 158
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: regiment,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: regiment,surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c550mm, height c4000mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1160mm, height 730mm, width 1160mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1245mm, height 210mm, width 1245mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3760mm, height 1000mm, width 3760mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth c50mm, height c2400mm, width c550mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height 645mm, width 790mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
16 May, 2013: The memorial was in good condition but the incised inscription was a little eroded. August 2010: The memorial lies within the Clay Cross Conservation Area designated on that date.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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