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Memorial
Title
Bakewell - WW1 Cross
Images
Setting Parade Citation Unveiling Wreath
Locations
Last known location:
Traffic Island
Rutland Sq (A6)
Bakewell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1BT

NGR:
SK 21759 68492
±5m
Location details:
On the roundabout at the junction of the A6 and A619. Rutland Sq is so labelled on maps since at least 1880 but is recorded by the Post Office as The Square.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A sandstone ashlar monument comprising a decorative cross on a tall tapered shaft surmounting a square pedestal and three-stepped base. The small cross comprises an upright patonce cross with a smaller superimposed diagonal patonce cross. The octagonal shaft tapers from a square base and surmounts a moulded square capstone over a square pedestal which has a moulded plinth and corner pilasters which frame blind traceried panels bearing the inscription and names incised in upright sentence case roman lettering infilled in black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone c900 c800 c200 Good
Shaft Sandstone c3500 c350 c350 Good
Capstone Sandstone c500 c900 c900 Good
Pedestal Sandstone 2200 1430 1430 Good
Base Sandstone 720 3300 3300 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face
of pedestal:

IN PROUD AND
EVER LIVING
MEMORY OF
THE MEN
OF THIS TOWN
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR
OTHERS
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
9 o'clock face
of pedestal:

L. Needham.
J. Nelson.
J. W. Newton.
H. O'Neal.
J. Radford.
J. W. Rowland.
J. H. Sharratt.
W. A. C. Sims.
G. Skidmore.
C. A. Stevens.
T. Swann.
A. C. Brooke Taylor.
E. M. Taylor.
H. R. Thompson.
M. Tomlinson.
T. E. Turner.
E. D. Twyford.
F. Webster.
O. W. Whittaker.
F. G. Wilson.
E. Wood.
W. Wright.
12 o'clock face
of pedestal:

A. Elliott.
J. Elliott.
H. H. Fewkes.
W. Fewkes.
W. F. Finney.
A. Foster.
W. Frost.
W. G. Hamilton.
C. E. Hamilton.
G. T. Hayto.
W. Hill.
G. M. Hoyle.
J. B. Hoyle.
A. B. Jones.
B. Kay.
W. Kennedy.
E. J. Mellon.
J. Mellor.
V. Mitchell.
A. Mountney.
J. R. Mountney.
W. Mountney.
J. S. Hope.
3 o'clock face
of pedestal:

G. W. P. Abraham.
J. F. Aitken.
J. Andrews.
W. Barber.
F. W. Barnett.
B. Birley.
G. W. Blagden.
S. S. Boden.
P. Bond.
H. Byron.
R. Carr.
J. T. Carroll.
G. W. Chadwick.
J. A. Chadwick.
R. H. Chadwick.
C. Clark.
J. Cooper.
C. Daffern.
L. Douglas.
T. D'Arcy.
J. Boulton.

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 66
Number served and returned  0
Total names 66
Administration
Custodians: Not known

Local Authorities:
From WW1: Bakewell Parish Council; Bakewell Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bakewell Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1920: The memorial was constructed of stone from Stancliffe Quarry and it was inscribed by Mr Advent Hunstone of Tideswell.

Late June, 1920: The Jubilee lamp in Rutland Square was taken down and the site prepared for the erection of the memorial on its location by J W Wildgoose of Matlock.

6th August, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Margaret Hoyle and dedicated by Rev E Spink, vicar.

Unknown date: A traffic roundabout was built around the memorial.

17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

20th May, 1974: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1316485

28th March, 1980: The memorial lies within the Bakewell Conservation Area first designated on that date.

13th May, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References
The Francis Frith website has a photograph of the memorial in 1923, before the construction of the traffic island around it.

Aspects of Dales' Life Through Peace and War; Keith Taylor; Country Books, Bakewell; 2007; ISBN 978 1 901214 89 5 - Contains much information and a photograph in 1920.
Comments
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