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Memorial
Title
Belper - Temporary Obelisk 1 (Lost)
Images
No photographs are available
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Market Place (A609)
Belper
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 1FZ

NGR:
SK 35074 47468
(from online digital mapping)
Location details:
The memorial was built around the extant drinking fountain and lamppost.
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


Overall condition: Lost.


Description:

A broad obelisk, probably built of wood painted white and with inscriptions on at least two faces.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Wood c2000 c1000 c1000 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
(Unknown) Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died ?
Number served and returned ?
Total names ?
Administration
Custodians: -

Local Authorities:
After WW1: Belper Parish Council; Belper Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Belper Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1919: The memorial was erected near the end of the war, possible in connexion with the national peace celebrations on 19th July.

c1921: The memorial was dismantled when the town's permanent memorIal was erected.

December 2001: The location lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed in that month.

16th July, 2003: The location lies within the Belper and Milford Conservation Area amalgamated on that date.

11th March, 2015: The memorial was recorded by Roy Branson.
References
The Picture the Past website has a photograph of the memorial.

Facebook has a photograph of the memorial.
Comments

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