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Memorial Title

Old Brampton, Wadshelf and Cutthorpe

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Old Brampton, Derbyshire commemorating the fallen of Old Brampton, Wadshelf and Cutthorpe.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face 12 o'clock face 3 o'clock face Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter and
 St Paul's Churchyard
Main Rd
Old Brampton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 7JG

NGR:
SK 33634 71881 ±5m
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Location details:
At the southern boundary of the churchyard, next to the eastern lychgate.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A sandstone fimbriated latin cross, hexagonal in section, on a tapered square pillar with hollowed faces and ornamented with the heraldic shields of St George, St Andrew, St Peter and St Paul. The pillar surmounts a battered oblong sandstone pedestal with chamfered corners and bearing the incised inscription and names on the faces in upright capital roman lettering. The whole surmounts a square sandstone ashlar two-stepped base and a large hexagonal sandstone ashlar foundation built into the slope of the ground.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone c1000 c700 150 Fair
Pillar Sandstone c3000 450 450 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 940 870 850 Fair
Base Sandstone ashlar 740 1950 1970 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone ashlar 1700 6600 5000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): 9 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1):
TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 - 1918

OLD BRAMPTON





WADSHELF
PRIVATE JOHN ADLINGTON PRIVATE HERBERT BURMAN
RIFLEMAN ALFRED COLLIS PRIVATE GLOSSOP GILL
PRIVATE WILLIAM COOPER PRIVATE FRANK HANCOCK
PRIVATE WALTER GASCOIGNE PRIVATE ARTHUR JACKSON
LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES EDWARD HILL PRIVATE JOSEPH JACKSON
PRIVATE LEONARD KINGWELL PRIVATE LUKE JACKSON
2ND. LIEUTENANT HERBERT SIMPSON CORPORAL THOMAS TURNER
PRIVATE HUGH STROYAN 2ND LIEUTENANT ROBERT TAYLOR WRIGHT
PRIVATE GERVASE TURNER
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

12 o'clock face of pedestal (WW2): 3 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1):
1939 - 1945 CUTTHORPE
SQN. LDR. PETER DAVID KEITH MACGLASHAN CORPORAL TOM BLACK M.M.
SERGT. A/G. MORVEN WEBSTER PRIVATE WALTER BLACK
  PRIVATE ELLIS BRADBURY
  GUNNER ERNEST BRAMALL
  SERGEANT MAURICE FLETCHER
  PRIVATE FRANK NICHOLLS
  GUNNER GEORGE SHAW
  PRIVATE HARRY WHITE

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 25 2 27
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 25 2 27
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW1: Brampton Parish Council; Brampton and Walton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Brampton Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Brampton Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920: The cross was designed by Mr A D Sharp of Westminster, executed by Messrs J Daymond and Son, also of Westminster and erected by Mr R O Rhodes of Brampton. The cross is of Darley Dale stone and the remainder of the memorial is of stone from the Freebirch Quarries at Old Brampton. The cost was nearly £600.

7th November, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Kinsman of Falmouth and dedicated by Rev E C MacKenzie, vicar of Old Brampton.

3rd December, 1920: The cross and pillar were demolished and shattered in a gale.

Unknown date: The cross and pillar were rebuilt.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

16th November 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although some of the names had become obscured by algae.
References
Derbyshire Times, 13th November 1920, p1 col 1: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Derbyshire Courier, 13th November 1920, p1 col 3: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Derbyshire Courier, 11th December 1920, p6: a report on the gale damage.

Derbyshire Times, 11th December 1920, p6: a critical comment on the gale damage.
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