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Memorial
Title
Gorseybank
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Gorsey Bank
Gorseybank
Wirksworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 4AD

NGR:
SK 28955 53129
±5m
Location details:
On the western side of the road.
Type
Overall type: Pillar


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A stepped limestone pillar, with capstone and moulded finial, on a three stepped sandstone and concrete base. A marble tablet is set into the 6 o'clock face and bears an inlaid spray of foliage at the head with the inscription and names inlaid below in mixed styles of upright decorative lettering.

Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pillar Limestone 1770 600 600 Good
Finial Porcelain? c350 c150 dia Good
Base Sandstone, concrete 810 1530 1530 Good
Tablet White marble 1075 330 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
SACRED
To the Memory of
those who have fallen
in the Great War
1914-1919
ARTHUR BOUSFIELD
GEORGE REPTON
AR. STANLEY DUROE
WM. HERBERT GRATTON
WILFRED THOMPSON
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS.
1939-1945
SAMUEL HOUGHTON
SIDNEY KINDER
GEORGE WM. MOORE
EDWARD UDALE
GEORGE WILDE

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 5 5
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 5 5
Administration
Custodians: Not known

Local Authorities:
From WW1: Wirksworth Parish Council; Wirksworth Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Wirksworth Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
The memorial lies within the Gorseybank Conservation Area.

7th April, 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
The Roll of Honour website has a record of this memorial.
Comments
The locality is generally known as Gorseybank and the street as Gorsey Bank, but there may be some variation.
Page © Roy Branson