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Crowden and Woodhead

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to the men of Crowden and Woodhead comprising a porch added to the Church of St James at Woodhead Pass, Derbyshire
Setting Church Side of the porch Face of the porch Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Last known location:
Church of St James
Un-named moorland track
Woodhead Pass (A628)
Nearest postcode:
SK13 1JA

SK 07982 99497 ±5m
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Location details:
The church is on the north side of the A628 between Crowden and Woodhead. It is west of the junction with the B6105 but on the opposite side of the A628. Note, however, that the left turn from the B6104 westbound onto the A628 is an acute, almost parallel junction, and that the access track to the church is only accessible to eastbound traffic for a similar reason.
Overall type: Church porch Overall condition: Good.


A small oblong porch over the south door of the church. The construction is of coursed rusticated gritstone with gritstone dressings forming a segmental arch with keystone over the door. The gabled roof is of stone tiles and the porch is approached up a set of worn stone steps leading to the single wooden door with segmental top but no handle.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Porch Gritstone, wood 4300 2750 1850 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Custodian: St James' Woodhead, registered charity 1059347, responsible for running the church.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Tintwistle Parish Council; Tintwistle Rural District Council; Cheshire County Council.
From 1974: Tintwistle Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1919 or 1924: The porch was added to the church by Mr Ben Crossland as a memorial to the men of Crowden and Woodhead.

17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated. The memorial lies within its area.

15th March, 1984: The church was listed grade II, Heritage List for England number 1203925.

The church is listed on the Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record) number HER 14257, and the description includes reference to the memorial.

The church is listed on Pastscape, the national monuments record database.

19th June, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
Richards, Raymond, MA FSA FRHistS; The Lesser Chapels of Cheshire; p110; (Date and Publisher unknown): A description and history of the church.
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