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Memorial Title

Granville Estate

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: adescription of a WW1 war memorial cross to the Granville Estate in Woodville, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting Memorial 6 o'clock 9 o'clock 3 o'clock
Locations

Last known location:
Roadside
Bernard St
Woodville
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE11 8BX

NGR:
SK 31066 19268 ±5m
Location details:
At the junction with Frederick St.
Type

Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A white granite monument comprising a finely dressed wheel cross with a tapered shaft surmounting a pedestal and plinth. The tall, steeply battered pedestal has a moulded and steeply bevelled top and bears the inscription and names inlaid on three faces in upright capital block lettering painted black. The plinth has a shallowly bevelled top and recessed front face. The plain oblong base and foundation are of concrete and are surrounded by a series of holes containing the remains of ceramic inserts which may have been vases. The memorial is sited at the rear of a paved and walled plot.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White granite 2000 c520 c250 Fair
Pedestal White granite 1250 810 660 Fair
Plinth White granite 450 1070 915 Fair
Base Concrete 150 1600 1430 Fair
Unknown Ceramic - - - Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of pedestal:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 38
Number served and returned  0
Total names 38
ERECTED
BY THE INHABITANTS
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN SACRED MEMORY
TO THE MEN OF THE
GRANVILLE ESTATE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919.
THEY DIED FOR US.
9 o'clock face of pedestal:
W. ADAMS
J. ADAMS
J. W. BATCHELOR
A. J. BATCHELOR
A. BOOTH
J. T. BOULTER
S. BREALEY
A. CLARKE
A. CANNER
T. CANNER
C. ELLIS
A. R. FAIRBROTHER
F. FAIRBROTHER
A. FAIRBROTHER
H. FAIRBROTHER
F. A. GARNER
T. HYDE
S. HYDE
J. HARRISON
3 o'clock face of pedestal:
H. LEESE
J. W. LEECH
G. MARCER
W. POTTER
F. W. PARR
G. R. PARR
G. L PLUMMER
J. PLUMMER
J. READ
C. SHERLOCK
G. C. SMITH
A. J. SMITH
E. SMALLEY
G. SWINDELL
G. W. THOMPSON
J. WARE
A. WILEMAN
L. J. WHITEHALL
C. E. HARRIS
Administration

Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW1: Swadlincote Parish Council; Swadlincote Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

13th January, 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition, the top corners of the pedestal were cracked and had been repaired.
References

Comments

The site falls within the area generally known as Woodville although it is in the former parish of Swadlincote.
Page © Roy Branson