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Alderwasley

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross at Alderwasley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Cross Face Inscription WW1 names WW2 names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Alderwasley Park
Higg La
Alderwasley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 2SR

NGR:
SK 32643 53052 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is by the footpath near the playing fields, about 300m south of Alderwasley Hall School
Type
Overall type: Cross Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A wheel cross on a rubble stone cairn. The white granite cross has a boss at its centre and interwoven strapwork on each arm. The plain tapered shaft has a recessed panel at the base containing the inscription in relief in upright capital roman lettering. The cross surmounts a cairn comprising loose sandstone boulders surrounding a concrete core which supports the cross. A white granite tablet is set into the 6 o'clock face of the cairn and has a rough hewn outline with a dressed face bearing the WW1 names inlaid in upright capital block lettering. A further polished grey granite tablet is attached to the cross shaft and bears the WW2 names incised in upright capital roman lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White granite 3320 720 300 Fair
Cairn Sandstone rubble, concrete 1500 3600 2500 Fair
Tablet (WW1) White granite 1000 650 200 Fair
Tablet (WW2) Grey granite 325 370 20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Base of cross shaft:
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Second World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died10313
Number served and returned 00 0
Total names10313
ALDERWASLEY
THE
GLORIOUS
DEAD
1914-1919.
Tablet on cairn: (WW1 names)
CAPT. S. F. A. A. HURT
ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERSOCT. 18. 1914
LCE:CPL. H. PETTS
SHERWOOD FORESTERSMARCH 3. 1916
PTE. S. PICKERING
SHERWOOD FORESTERSJAN. 2. 1917
GNR. J. TAYLOR
R.F.A.JULY 21. 1917
PTE. W. G. BRAILSFORD
SHERWOOD FORESTERSOCT. 11. 1917
MAJOR C. H. S. SHEPHERD-CROSS
M.G.C.OCT. 15. 1917
GNR. W. W. BIRCH THORPE
R.F.A.FEB. 10. 1918
PTE. F. WHITE
EAST YORKSMARCH 31. 1918
PTE. F. SHAW
SHERWOOD FORESTERSMAY 22. 1918
GNR. C. WAIN
R.F.A.AUG. 8. 1918
Tablet on cross shaft: (WW2 names)
1939 - 1945
ROBERT BOWMER
VAUGHAN LEUTUS
FRANCIS REX PICKERING
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW2: Carsington Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Carsington Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
January, 1917, 1991: The memorial was unveiled by Capt Bennett.

23rd December, 1991: The memorial lies within the Alderwasley Conservation Area designated on that date.

December, 2001: The memorial lies within the Buffer Zone of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site inscribed on that date.

1st May, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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