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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 - Belper Landscape Feature


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial comprising a landscape feature at Chevinside near Belper..

Setting Setting

Last known location:
Private farmland
Firestone Hill
North La
Chevinside near Belper
Nearest postcode:
DE56 2UN

SK 33817 46370 ±5m
Location details:
The feature lies on the hillside west of Chevin House Farm which is in Belper Parish but close to Hazelwood Parish. North La is a bridle path and the nearest public roads are Farnah Green Rd or Firestone to the west, or Chevin Rd to the east, but none of these give access to the memorial as it lies on private land. It is visible from the higher ground east of the River Derwent and south of Belper around Cowhill.

Overall type: Landscape feature.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


A landscape feature comprising figures cut into the topsoil, cultivated and sown with red poppies which bloom against the green of the surrounding pasture. However, following the original sowing the poppies declined and creeping thistle subsequently predominated although remaining a visible feature.

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Landscape feature Plant material c20m c95m - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0

Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Belper Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.

2013-4: The memorial was made by Belper Army Cadets with help from the farmer and in association with Belper Town Council.

12th July 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams. It was in good condition.

20th August 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition but the poppies had been succeeded by creeping thistles in the second year.

Belper Cadets' website

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