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Smisby - Cross

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial cross at Smisby, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face 12 o'clock face Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Annwell La
Smisby
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
LE65 2TA

NGR:
SK 34841 19115 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is at the junction of Annwell La with Forties La and Main St.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A white marble cross, pedestal and plinth on a concrete base and foundation. The latin cross has a wreath of flowers around the head and the battered pedestal has the inscription inlaid in upright capital Roman lettering in recessed panels on each face. The whole is surrounded by a wrought iron railing and gate.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 1050 600 175 Fair
Pedestal White marble 470 515 465 Fair
Plinth White marble 120 685 615 Fair
Base Concrete 280 950 875 Fair
Railings White marble c1200 c2400 c2400 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 9 o'clock face:
IN MEMORIAM
PTE. HENRY WALKER,
21ST. KINGS ROYAL RIFLES
DIED SEPTEMBER 15. 1916,
AGE 18.
PTE. JAMES SMART,
6TH. NORTH STAFFORDS
DIED AUGUST 3. 1916,
AGE 21.
ERECTED
BY THE PARISHIONERS
IN MEMORY OF SMISBY MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918.
R.I.P.

12 o'clock face: 3 o'clock face:
IN MEMORIAM
CPL. THOMAS INSLEY,
7TH. LINCOLNS,
DIED OCTOBER 30. 1918,
AGE 39.
L/CPL. ERNEST ARCHER,
15TH. NOTTS & DERBYS,
DIED SEPTEMBER 27. 1918,
AGE 26.
FOR KING
AND COUNTRY.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 4 4
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 4 4
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
13th July, 1978: The memorial lies within the Smisby Conservation Area first designated on that date.

13th May, 2010: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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