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New Mills - WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial garden in High Lea Park, New Mills, Derbyshire.
Images
Garden Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
High Lea Park
St Mary's Rd
New Mills
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK22 3BW

NGR:
SJ 99745 85433 ±5m
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Location details:
The garden is at the southern end of the park, close to the road.
Type
Overall type: Garden Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

An oblong garden of about 800 square metres laid out to lawns, shrubs and trees and containing a cairn of sandstone blocks with an inset tablet. The tablet has an inscription in gilded decorative capital uncials carved in cavo-rilievo relief.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Garden Land, plant material, stone c30000 c26000 - Fair
Cairn Sandstone c1100 c1900 c1700 Fair
Tablet Stone 310 695 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
A MEMORIAL TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
AND TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES
RENDERED BY THE CITIZENS OF NEW MILLS
DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
1939 - 1945
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be New Mills Town Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: New Mills Parish Council, New Mills Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: New Mills Town Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1946: A war memorial fund was set up and fundraising began.

July 1947: The garden of remembrance was opened.

1985: The New Mills Conservation Area was first designated, though it has been subsequently extended. The memorial lies within the current boundary.

2007: An interpretive plaque was erected near the entrance to the garden.

12th June, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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