Derbyshire War Memorials
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St Leonard's Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross in St Leonard's Churchyard, Scarcliffe.
Images
Setting Cross Cross Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Leonard's Churchyard
Main St
Scarcliffe
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 6TD

NGR:
SK 49529 68744 ±5m
Location details:
Southwest of the church tower.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A sandstone wheel cross and base. The cross has sprays of foliage in relief on the limbs and the incised inscription around the wheel. The tapered shaft has a spray of ivy in relief within a panel on the 6 o'clock face. The rough-hewn base has a dressed panel in the shape of a shield on the 6 o'clock face bearing the incised inscription in upright capital block lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone 2000 500 150 Fair
Base Sandstone 670 800 700 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Cross:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 3 1 4
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names 3 1 4
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
Base:
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
WILLIAM BLACKNELL,
FREDERICK JAMES HINCHCLIFFE,
JAMES STEEPLES.
1939 - 1945
VICTOR EVANS.
THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Scarcliffe Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Scarcliffe Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
May 1921: The memorial was unveiled by Lt Col H Tylden Wright of Chesterfield and dedicated by Rev S Biss, Vicar of Scarcliffe.

1940s: The inscription was extended to include WW2.

10th February, 1979: The church lies within the Scarcliffe Conservation Area first designated on that date.

2nd March, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Courier; 28th May 1921, p5: a report on the unveiling ceremony.
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