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Memorial Title

Furness Vale

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross at the roadside in Buxton Road, Furness Vale, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting memorial 6 o'clock face upper 6 o'clock face lower 9 o'clock face 3 o'clock face
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Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Buxton Rd (A6)
Furness Vale
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7PH

NGR:
SK 00740 83529 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is in a small enclosure on the southwestern side of Buxton Rd, about 30m northwest of the junction with Yeardsley La.
Type
Overall type: Cross. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A small limestone cross on a battered pedestal and base. The small cross is in the style of a Toulouse Cross and has a Tudor Crown carved on its face but has a broadly tapered shaft on a square integral plinth with bevelled top. The square pedestal has an integral moulded capstone with a bold dogtooth motif and an integral base with chamfered top, the central battered section and the base having canted corners. The pedestal surmounts a plinth with bevelled top and an oblong ashlar base, and the whole is surrounded by a paved surface with stone wall to three sides and a post and chain fence to the road. The four battered faces of the pedestal have projecting oblong panels with hollowed corners, three of which bear inscriptions or names incised in upright capital block lettering, and the 6 o'clock face of its base bears a similar but smaller panel below a projecting pediment with an inscription in relief. The maker's details are incised on the 6 o'clock face of the pedestal base, but are much weathered.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Cross (excl plinth)Limestone1400400400Fair
Plinth (to cross)Limestone200525525Fair
Capstone (to pedestal)Limestone250750750Fair
Pedestal (central section)Limestone900800800Fair
Base (to pedestalLimestone515900900Fair
Plinth (to pedestal)Limestone30010801080Fair
BaseLimestone21016701550Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: 6 o'clock face of pedestal base:
TO THE HONOUR AND
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY
OF THE BRAVE MEN OF
FURNESS VALE WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.
PEACE
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN AND ONE WOMAN
OF THIS VILLAGE WHO DIED IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945

9 o'clock face of pedestal: 3 o'clock face of pedestal:
R. I. P.
BENNETT H.AGED 19
BREWIN R.28
CHEETHAM W.26
CHORLTON A.24
DALE J.22
GOUGH A.18
HALL E.18
HILL E.26
LEECH E.29
LOMAS W.23
MIDDLETON T.38
MYCOCK J.26
NUTTALL J. J.23
SECOMBE J.28
SMITH W.21
SHIRT B.56
SHIRT S.26
TAYLOR J.19
WALKET T.19
WOODWARD G. S.36
WOOLLEY J.35
"HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE
WHO SINK TO REST,
BY ALL THEIR COUNTRY'S
WISHES BLEST."
"R. I. P.
BRADLEY HAROLD
BUTLER JANE
DAVIES ALAN
HARROP FRANK
HARTLE FREDERICK
HOWE FRED
MARSHALL RICHARD
TAGUE GEORGE
THOMASSON ERNEST
WILSON ARTHUR

Corner of pedestal plinth:
[... ...] BROSTER
[... ... CS ... ]
[Lettering weathered.]
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Second World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot statedNot stated
Number died211031
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names211031
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW1: Yeardsley cum Whaley Parish Council; Yeardsley cum Whaley Urban District Council; Cheshire County Council.
From WW2: Whaley Bridge Parish Council; Whaley Bridge Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Whaley Bridge Town Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1921: The memorial was built.

27th August, 1921: The memorial was unveiled and dedicated.

26th September, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for although some weathering was becoming apparent.
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