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Memorial Title

Winsick and Corbriggs

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a granite WW1 war memorial cross for Winsick and Corbriggs in Winsick Park, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Winsick Park
Mansfield Rd (B6039)
Winsick
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 0JH

NGR:
SK 40383 68808 ±5m
Location details:
Just inside the entrance gates to the park.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A roughly dressed Cornish granite cross. The wheel cross has a tapered shaft and surmounts a battered pedestal and two-step base. The 6 o'clock face of the pedestal has a recessed finely dressed panel bearing the inscription and names inlaid in upright capital block lettering. The top step of the base has a further inscription on the 6 o'clock face and the makers' name on the edge of the 3 o'clock face.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Cornish granite 2090 780 250 Fair
Pedestal Cornish granite 800 820 600 Fair
Base Cornish granite 400 1750 1710 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF
WINSICK AND CORBRIGGS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 — 1918
ALBERT WILLIAM BECK
GEORGE CHAMBERS 
WALTER CHAMBERS  
ALBERT HOLLINGWORTH
GEORGE HOLLINGWORTH
WALTER LITTLEWOOD
SAMUEL PARKER
GEORGE SYMONDS
6 o'clock face of base:
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND
3 o'clock face of base:
MAILE AND SON LTD.
EUSTON RD, LONDON

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 8
Number served and returned 0
Total names 8
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hasland Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Grassmoor Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1919: The memorial was made by Maile and Son Ltd of Euston Rd, London, specialists in the provision of Cornish granite memorials.

25th January, 1920: There is some uncertainty regarding the history of this cross. A newspaper report about St Paul's Church refers to the unveiling of a cross on this date, but there is no cross at the church. Furthermore, separate reports have clearly identified the ceremonies for the memorials at Eastwood Park, Hasland, and at Barnes Park, Grassmoor on other dates. On this basis it is deduced that the memorial cross at Winsick Park was unveiled and dedicated by The Ven Edmond Crosse, Archdeacon of Chesterfield, on the afternoon of Sunday, 25th January, 1920.

23rd February, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Derbyshire Courier; 31st January 1920, p8: a report of services at St Paul's Church, Hasland, including a memorial service involving the unveiling and dedication of a cross.
Comments
Page © Roy Branson