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Memorial Title

Brandside

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 memorial monument comprising a pillar at Brandside, Derbyshire.
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Locations

Last known location:
Roadside
Un-named lane
Brand Top
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 0SF

NGR:
SK 04385 68527 ±5m
Location details:
The lane runs southeast from the A53 near Axe Edge and serves several isolated farms, the parish council rooms, and the memorial. The area is known as Brand Side, Brandside, Brand Top, Brand End or Dove Head.
Type

Overall type: Pillar.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A sandstone monument comprising a pillar on a pedestal and three-stepped base. The square tapered pillar has a narrow incised line forming a border on each face and a moulded capstone with a squat domed finial. The square pedestal has a moulded top and vertical faces, each bearing a recessed panel containing the inscription or names. The three-stepped ashlar base has plain surfaces bearing further inscriptions on the risers of the top and middle step of the 6 o'clock face. The inscriptions and names are incised in upright capital block lettering. The monument is surrounded by a stone chipping path and kerbs and is contained within a square compound bounded by stone walls with a steel gate to the road.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pillar Sandstone c1650 510 480 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 910 735 735 Fair
Base Sandstone c500 1939 1939 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 220 3920 3900 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of pedestal:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 12 1
Number served and returned  0 0
Total names 12 1
LEST WE FORGET
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
THE BRAVE HEROES OF
BRANDSIDE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
9 o'clock face of pedestal:
A. BENNETT
    ALLSOPPS.
F. BENNETT
    ALLSOPPS.
J. BENNETT
    HILL TOP.
W. E. BENNETT
    ALLSOPPS.
12 o'clock face of pedestal:
W. BENNETT
    WASH GATE.
F. FINDLOW
    HILL TOP.
J. W. LOMAS
    BRADSHAW.
A. NADEN
    DOVE HEAD.
3 o'clock face of pedestal:
W. NADEN
    HOWE GREEN.
W. STADEN
    ALLSOPPS.
M. SWEETMORE
    HILL TOP.
J. A. WHEELDON
    HOPPING.
6 o'clock face of steps:
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION.
1939 - 1945
F. W. MORRIS
Administration

Custodian: Not known, but in Autumn 2010 the memorial was adopted by Buxton Army Cadets.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hartington Upper Quarter Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hartington Upper Quarter Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

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

Autumn 2010: The memorial was cleaned by Buxton Army Cadets.

5th September, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition. Most of the bushes around the memorial had been cut down and part of the surrounding wall was being rebuilt.

References

Buxton Advertiser; 11th November, 2010: An article about the cleaning work carried out by Buxton Army Cadets.
Comments

The memorial was built on a plot of land immediately adjacent to the Methodist Chapel which has since been demolished.
Page © Roy Branson