Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Biggin

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial obelisk at Biggin, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock 9 o'clock 3 o'clock Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Main St
Biggin by Hartington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 0DQ

NGR:
SK 15488 59348 ±5m
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Location details:
At the junction with Drury La.
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


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

Description:

A pink granite obelisk on a pedestal, plinth and base. The polished obelisk has the general inscription on the 6 o'clock face and WW2 names on the 9 and 3 o'clock faces. The battered square polished pedestal has a bevelled top and the WW1 names on the 6, 9 and 3 o'clock faces. The square plinth has a bevelled top and is finely dressed but not polished, and the square base is roughly dressed. The gilded incised inscriptions are in upright capital block lettering. The memorial is in a triangular paved area surrounded by stone walls with an opening onto the road junction, and with conifer bushes at the sides.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Pink granite 1290 285 285 Fair
Pedestal Pink granite 540 485 485 Fair
Plinth Pink granite 210 585 585 Fair
Base Pink granite 255 1100 1100 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of obelisk: 9 o'clock face of obelisk: 3 o'clock face of obelisk:
IN
HONOUR
OF
THOSE WHO
FELL FOR
LIBERTY IN
THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1918
K. SIMS
M. LLOYD
1939-45
V. WILTON
C. RILEY
1939-45

6 o'clock face of pedestal: 9 o'clock face of pedestal: 3 o'clock face of pedestal:
F. NAYLOR.
29 NOV 1917. AGED 34
J. W. BUXTON.
21 MARCH 1918. AGED 26.
C. PERCIVAL.
21 MARCH 1918. AGED 22
W. WEBSTER.
21 MARCH 1918. AGED 21
W. WAGSTAFF.
11 MAY. 1917, AGED 33.
W. BUXTON,
13 AUG. 1917. AGED 21
J. W. BRINDLEY,
5 SEP. 1918. AGED 20.
A. S. B. SUTTON,
24 APRIL. 1919. AGED 22.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 8 4 12
Number served and returned 0 0  0
Total names 8 4 12
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council, Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was installed.

Unknown date: The WW2 names were added.

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

30th March, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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