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Sherwood Foresters Regt (Temporary)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing commemorating the Sherwood Foresters Regt at Pilsley near Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Near Poole House
Un-named road
Pilsley (near Bakewell)
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1UF

SK 24054 70957
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was at the western end of the village green
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Temporary


A temporary Derbyshire well dressing display traditionally made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame but now often utilising stones, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised an upright oblong panel with a segmental pediment.
The centre of the dressing depicted the badge of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regiment and the two side borders contained the battle honours. The upper and lower borders contained the inscription in black upright capital lettering with a red poppy in each corner. The pediment contained an image of a ram which is the regiment's mascot.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c1800 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictNon-specific regimental memorialTotals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Pilsley Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2014: The dressing was designed and made by the local community.

10th July, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

11th July, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

18th July, 2014: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
Further details about well dressings may be found at run by Glyn Williams.
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