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Memorial Title

Hayfield

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross at the roadside in Market Street, Hayfield, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting memorial 6 o'clock face 9 o'clock face 12 o'clock face 3 o'clock face Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Bridge End
Market St
Hayfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK22 2EP

NGR:
SK 03735 86958
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is in a small garden on the southwestern side of Market St, immediately adjacent to the bridge over the River Sett.
Type
Overall type: Cross. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A pink granite cross on a pedestal with inscriptions and names on inset tablets. The wheel potent cross has a Christograph at its centre and the limbs have sprays of foliage in relief. The 6 o'clock face of its tapered shaft bears a sword of peace and the dates 1914 1918, again all in relief. It surmounts a battered plinth with moulded top and with laurel wreaths and ribbons carved on each face. The square pedestal has an integral moulded capstone and plinth and has canted corners formed from projecting pillars with fleurons in relief at the heads. Each face has a recessed tablet of Red Peterhead granite bearing a heading in upright capital block lettering in relief and the inscriptions and WW1 names inlaid in black upright capital roman and block lettering. The whole surmounts a square three step stone base and is founded on concrete and surrounded by paving. On the 6 o'clock surface of the steps is an oblong inclined Red Peterhead granite tablet bearing a further inscription and the WW2 names in similar styles of lettering. The memorial lies in a garden planted with low shrubs and flowering plants and is surrounded by metal railings and gates.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
CrossPink granitec2600c800c400Fair
PlinthPink granite640685610Fair
Pedestal (overall)Stone146012201220Fair
3-step baseStone50027502750Fair
Tablet x 4Red Peterhead granite1070655-Fair
TabletRed Peterhead granite725655200Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 9 o'clock face
PATRIOTISM
TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF HAYFIELD
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING
AND COUNTRY
THEIR BRIGHT SPIRIT STILL TENANTS THE
HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVED THEM
THEY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN
BY THE PATH OF DUTY
AND SELF - SACRIFICE
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER
SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES
ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
FREEDOM
REDFERN, JABEZ H. B.
REDFERN, TOM
RICHARDSON, HAROLD R.
ROBINSON, UGHTRED H.
ROEBUCK, ALBERT
SHAW, HUBERT
SINGLETON, FRANK
SMITH, GEORGE
THOMPSON, WILLIE
TOWLER, HERBERT
TYRE, TOM
WARDLE, WILLIAM
WATERHOUSE, CHARLES
WATERHOUSE, FRED
WATERHOUSE, JOE
WATERHOUSE, WILLIE
WOGAN, EDWARD
WOOLLEY, JAMES S.
HANDFORD, JOSEPH N.

12 o'clock face: 3 o'clock face
SACRIFICE
HADFIELD, SAMUEL
HADFIELD, TOM
HADFIELD, WILLIAM
HANDFORD, HARRY
HANDFORD, JOHN
HAYNES, JOHN W.
HEARSUM, HARRY
HIBBERT, PERCY
HODGSON, FRED
HUDSON, HARRY
JENNINGS, FRED
JEPSON, EZRA
JOHNSON, SAMUEL
MITCHELL, TOM
PARKER, WILLIAM
PORRITT, JOHN T.
PRICE, HERBERT E.
RAMWELL, ISAAC
RANGELEY, AARON
HONOUR
BAMFORD, JOEL
BARLTROP, CHARLES H.
BEEVER, WILLIAM N.
BENNETT, JAMES
BENNETT, RAYMOND
BOWDEN, DOUGLAS
BOWDEN, LEONARD
BRADLEY, FRED
BUTLER, NORMAN
CLARKE, WILLIAM R.
COLLEY, JOHN H.
CROWTHER, FRED
DOUGHTY, THEODORE
DRINKWATER, STEWART
FRANCE, WILLIE
FURNESS, JOHN
GARLICK, ELIJAH
GARSIDE, JOHN
GEE, JOHN

Tablet on steps:
ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
II GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945
   BAXTER ARNOLD
   BARNES ROBERT S.
   ELLIS ARTHUR E.
   FARMER WILLIAM
   HILL JAMES R.
   LLEWELLYN HUGH G.
   MATHER FREDERICK R.
   MESSENGER ERNEST P.
   WHARMBY JAMES T.
THE FOLLOWING CIVILIANS WERE KILLED BY
ENEMY ACTION
   GIBSON ALBERT
   GIBSON EDITH
   GIBSON GLADYS M.
   GIBSON MARGARET J.
   ROBINSON HANNAH
   THORPE FREDA
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Second World War (1939-1945)Second World War Civilians (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot statedNot statedNot stated
Number died579672
Number served and returned 000 0
Total names579672
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Hayfield Parish Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hayfield Parish Council, Hayfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hayfield Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
November, 1920: A design for a white marble monument, submitted by Samuel Hadfield and Son of Sheffield, was accepted at a public meeting in Hayfield (but was not subsequently developed).

c1926: The memorial was built by Burgess and Sons.

2nd October, 1926: The memorial was unveiled by Col G D Goodman CB CMG ADC and dedicated by Rev G A T Rickaby.

1972: The Hayfield Conservation Area was first designated: the memorial lies within it.

3rd August, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Sheffield Daily Telegraph; 29th November, 1920; p3 col4: a report on the acceptance of the Hadfield and Son design.

Ibid; 4th October, 1926; p3 col4: a report on the unveiling ceremony.
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