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Memorial Title

Longford

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW1 war memorial lychgate at Longford, Derbyshire.
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Setting Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
Longford Cemetery
Long La
Longford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 3DS

NGR:
SK 22048 38082 ±5m
Location details:
The gate is at the entrance to the cemetery, adjacent to the road.
Type

Overall type: Gate.


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

Description:

A lychgate with sandstone ashlar side walls, oak superstructure and gates, and slate roof. The incised inscriptions are in upright capital block lettering on the roof crossbeams.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lychgate Sandstone,
oak, slate
4000 3450 3850 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
IN MEMORIAM. 1914-1918.
12 o'clock face:
A.D. 1928.
Administration

Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW1: Longford Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Longford Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

1928: The lychgate was constructed.

1998: The lychgate was refurbished.

13th May 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and well cared for.

September 2011: The memorial lies within the Longford Conservation Area first designated on that date..
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