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Memorial Title

Smisby - Tree

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tree at Smisby, Derbyshire.
Images
No images are currently available.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Chapel St
Smisby
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
LE65 2T

NGR:
SK 34846 19144 ±5m
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Location details:
The tree is on the north side of Chapel St at the junction with Forties La.
Type
Overall type: Tree.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

A mature copper beech tree (Fagus sp).

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tree - - - - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[None]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Smisby Parish Council; Hartshorne and Seals Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Smisby Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Smisby Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
21st February, 1920: The tree was planted by Mr C Higgins and members of the community.

13th July, 1978: The memorial lies within the Smisby Conservation Area first designated on that date.
References
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 27th February 1920, p22: a report on the planting.
Comments
This report has been compiled from the information in the press cutting referenced above.

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