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Memorial Title

Elvaston - Cross

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross at the roadside in Elvaston, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Main Rd (B5010)
Elvaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3TQ

NGR:
SK 41032 32392
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is in a small enclosure at the junction with Silver La, with a tall hedge at the sides and back and a small step at the front.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


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

Description:

A roughly-hewn sandstone wheel and formy cross on a three-stepped octagonal base. The 6 o'clock face of the shaft has a finely dressed panel bearing the WW1 inscription and names inlaid in upright capital block lettering. The top step of the roughly-hewn base has two small panels bearing the WW2 inscription and names in similar lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone 2250 800 c400 Fair
Base Sandstone 720 1400 1400 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 15 2 17
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 15 2 17
1914-1918.
REMEMBER
ALL YE
WHO PASS THIS WAY
TALBOT FITZROY EDEN
STANHOPE.
JESSE MILES ALLCHURCH.
ELLIS ASHMORE.
CHARLES THOMAS BAILEY.
JOHN BILLINGS.
DANIEL CANTY.
JOHN CHAMBERS.
EZRA DEAN.
WILLIAM FAULKNER.
ALFRED GILBERT.
GEORGE GREGSON.
RICHARD HART.
WILLIAM MOULD.
ARCHIE PLANT.
FRED WALDROM.
DIED FOR ENGLAND.
6 o'clock face of base:
1939-1945.
DENIS ROY HAYWOOD
ALBERT GEO. LEWIS.
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW1: Elvaston Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Elvaston Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1923: The memorial was erected at a cost of £100.

30th May, 1923: The memorial was unveiled by Kathleen Stanhope, Countess of Harrington and dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Derby, Rt Rev C T Abraham.

1940s: The WW2 inscription and names were added.

11th November 2007: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

20th January, 2017: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England nunber 1440918.
References
Derby Telegraph, 31st May 1923, p4: a report of the unveiling ceremony.
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