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Memorial Title

Dove Holes

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross at Dove Holes, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face 7 o'clock face 9 o'clock face 10 o'clock face 12 o'clock face 12 o'clock face Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside garden
Hallsteads (A6)
Dove Holes
Chapel-en-le-Frith
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 8BJ

NGR:
SK 07587 77993 ±5m
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Location details:
On the west side of the road.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


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

Description:

A limestone wheel cross set in a small garden. The potent cross is octagonal in section and surmounts its own square plinth with bevelled top and underside. Below this a tapered octagonal pillar also has its own octagonal plinth with hollowed top. Below this an octagonal pedestal which originally bore the WW1 inscription and names on five of its faces, has the WW2 inscription and names on a sixth face, and the remaining two are blank. The pedestal also has an octagonal plinth with bevelled top and dates inscribed on two of its faces, and the whole surmounts an octagonal two-stepped base. The inscriptions and names are incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black

The monument is set in a small garden reached by steps from the adjacent footway and a high thick privet hedge borders the north, west and south boundaries, with beds containing flowers and shrubs and a path around the memorial.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone c620 c485 c120 Fair
Plinth (to cross) Limestone c170 c180 c180 Fair
Pillar Limestone c850 c180 c180 Fair
Plinth (to pillar) Limestone c620 c280 c280 Fair
Pedestal Limestone 455 520 520 Fair
Plinth (to pedestal) Limestone 170 720 720 Fair
Two-stepped base Limestone c270 1680 1680 Fair
Garden - - - - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM
THIS VILLAGE
WHO SACRIFICED
THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
7 o'clock face of pedestal (WW2): E. CLAYTON
B. EVANS
A. MARCHINGTON
J. V. NADIN
T. H. SHIRT
W. VERNON
6 o'clock face of plinth: 1914 - 1918 7 o'clock face of plinth:  1939 - 1945

9 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): A.E. POTTS
F. POTTS
J. PORTER
J. A. S. SPENCER
J. J. SHEPHERD
E. SHIRT
A. B. WALLIS
J. W. WATTS
E. YATES
10 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): G. KEYWORTH
W. LOMAS
G. NADIN
G. F. P. NADIN
J. E. NADIN
V. A. NADIN
J. NEWLANDS
W. NEWLANDS
H. OLDFIELD

12 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): C. FORD
T. GARLICK
T. GOATMAN
J. W. HILL
E. HOWE
A. E. HOYLE
D. JACKSON
G. L. JACKSON
P. KELCEY
4 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): S. ALLCOCK
T. ALLCOCK
J. BOYLAN
J. BRAMWELL
G. E. COOPER
H. DAKIN
J. W. DERBYSHIRE
H. FLETCHER
J. H. FLETCHER

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 36 6 42
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 36 6 42
Administration
Custodian: Believed to be Chapel-en-le-frith Parish Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chapel-en-le-frith Parish Council , Chapel-en-le-frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chapel-en-le-frith Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
cNovember, 1927: The memorial was erected at a cost of £120.

26th November, 1927: The memorial was unveiled and dedicated.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

2001: A proposal to move the memorial away from the busy road was not pursued.

2002: The memorial was repaired, the cost being partly funded by a grant of £250 from the War Memorial Trust.

2003: The memorial was re-dedicated following the repair work.

19th April, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Sheffield Independent; 28th November 1927, p1: a report on the unveiling.

Manchester Evening News; 17th February 2007: an article about the village referred to the proposal to move the memorial.
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