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Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1 at the roadside in Carr La, Crich, Derbyshire.
Setting Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Carr La
Nearest postcode:

SK 34412 54758
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the southern side of the road about 70m west of the junction with Leashaw. The road name is given as Carr La on the road name plate and recorded as that by the Post Office, but is recorded as Hindersitch La on historic maps and is also known as Coddington La.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


A temporary well dressing tableau traditionally made from vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame, but today often including pebbles, chippings, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised a small horizontal oblong panel bearing the WW1 dates in reds, yellows, whites and black.
The well dressing was displayed from 7th to 14th July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c150 c400 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c150 c400 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
1914 - 1918
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action or event The Armistice
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Crich Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The memorial well dressing was designed, constructed and erected by members of the local community.

7th July, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

8th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

15th July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
Well dressing details are available from the site run by Glyn Williams.

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