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Memorial Title

Shirland and Higham

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial tablet to the fallen of Shirland and Higham at Shirland Cemetery, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Tablet Cross
Locations

Last known location:
Shirland Cemetery
Main Rd (A61)
Shirland
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6BB

NGR:
SK 40043 58449 ±5m
Location details:
To the east of the A61, accessible from the footpath from Church St and through St Leonard's Churchyard. The A61 is called Chesterfield Rd on some maps.
Type

Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A grey stone tablet accompanied by a cross on a wall. The tall, plain oblong tablet (possibly slate) has an incised inscription and names in two columns, all in upright capital block lettering infilled in white. The plain latin cross is of sandstone. The tablet and cross are mounted on walls which form three sides of an oblong enclosure on the footpath and which are of sandstone ashlar with coping stones.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Stone 1185 640 - Good
Cross Sandstone 1750 850 100 Good
Walls Sandstone ashlar 2310 4800 3560 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Tablet: TO HONOUR THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
WORLD WAR 1            1914 - 1918      
ATTENBOROUGH W
BAINES C
BEARDALL J
BRADLEY F
BRADLEY W
BROTHWELL W
BROWN S
COUPE C
COLBORN W
CONNELL H
CRESSWELL S
CUPIT J
DAY H
FAWBERT E
GLOVER W
GREAVES S
HARRIS S
HARRIS T
HARRISON J.H
HUNT A
JARVIS W
KERRY T.E
LITTLEWOOD W
LUDLAM G
MELLOR F
MUGGLESTONE G
NEWBOROUGH J
PARNHAM W
PALMER W
PEACOCK H
PHIPPS T
PICKBURN J.T
PURDY E
PURDY F
ROBERTS G.R
ROWLEY P
SADLER S
SHARRETT A
SHARMAN S
SILKSTONE A
STAMPER E.W.P
STAMPER G.S.P
STERLAND F
SWAIN J
SWAIN T
SUMMERS F
TAGG HENRY
TAGG H
THOMPSON A
TOMLINSON H
WALKER A
WALKER W
WARRINER R
WHEATCROFT A
WHITE J
WHITMORE W
WILSON L
WOOD R
WOODWARD R
WOODWARD W
 WORLD WAR 11            1939 - 1945      
BINGHAM J
BOWLER T
BRADLEY G
BRAILSFORD J
CLAYTON K
CLEMENTS L
DAWES H
EDWARDS E
KINDER H
MARSHALL G
PATILLA D
PLATT J.T
RANDLE E.A
WOODWARD H

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 60 14
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 60 14
Administration

Custodian: Shirland and Higham Parish Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

6th August 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Wendy White. It was in good condition.

8th July 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References

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