Eckington
Derbyshire War Memorials
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Eckington

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross at Eckington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face 9 o'clock face 12 o'clock face 3 o'clock face Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Church St (B6052)
Eckington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S21 4BH

NGR:
SK 43216 79743
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the grass verge at the junction with Mill Rd.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A dressed Cornish granite wheel cross on a pedestal, plinth and base. The cross has a central boss surrounded by a ring of small bosses and the four limbs contain interwoven strapwork in the celtic or anglo-saxon style. The oblong tapered shaft has two plain recessed panels on the face but no further ornamentation. The battered oblong pedestal has rounded upper arrises and bears inlaid inscriptions and names on its four faces, while the similarly designed plinth bears names on its two main faces only. The ashlar base has unworked arrises and the memorial is surrounded by a tarmac path and accompanied by dwarf shrubs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Grey granite c1500 c950 c200 Fair
Shaft Grey granite c2050 c500 c250 Fair
Pedestal Grey granite 690 1055 915 Fair
Plinth Grey granite 3500 1425 1165 Fair
Base Grey granite 250 2240 1880 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): 9 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1):
IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF ECKINGTON
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.
HAROLD HARDWICK
JAMES F. HARPER
WILLIAM H. HARRISON
GEORGE W. HARTLEY
JAMES A. HERRING
E. BRUCE HOLLINGWORTH
HERBERT HOLMES
LEONARD HOLMES
DAVID HOPKINSON
FRANK HUMPHRIES
ERNEST HUTCHINSON
GEORGE HUTCHINSON
ENOCH JONES
WILFRED KIRBY
G. WINFREY KIRK
HARRY LUND
SIDNEY MILNER
WILLIAM MUNDAY
ARTHUR NETTLESHIP
JOHN W. NICHOLSON
ARTHUR NIGHTINGALE
EDGAR NIGHTINGALE
JAMES OATES
FRED PARTRIDGE
ERNEST PATTISON
JOSEPH PATTISON
GEORGE H. PEARSON
PERCY PRICE

6 o'clock face of plinth (WW2):
IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN 1939 - 1945.
HENRY ARCHER
ERNEST BAKER
CLIFFORD BATTERSBY
GEORGE BENTON
EDWARD COLE
FRANK R. CROOKES
THOMAS H. BINGHAM
JAMES R. DYER
BROMLEY GILBERT
ALFRED F. HARRIS
FRANK HILL
HENRY HUNT
FRANK LEE
RHEDGE H. D. MORGAN
ARTHUR MOXON
FRED SMEDLEY
TREVOR STANLEY
AUBREY STOKES
COLIN THORPE
PHILIP YOUNG
LESLIE SMITH

12 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1): 3 o'clock face of pedestal (WW1):
CHARLES E. PRIDAY
LANCELOT RAMSDEN
ALBERT T. RHODES
ARTHUR RILEY
ALBERT RIPPON
ARTHUR H. ROBINSON
SIMEON ROBINSON
BEJAMIN RUSSON
HENRY SHAW
JOSEPH W. SHAW
JAMES SILVERS
REUBEN SILVERS
EDWIN SIMMONDS
GEORGE SMITH
JOHN T. SMITH
SAMUEL G. SMEDLEY
RICHARD STATE
B. HAYDN TAGG
WILFRED TAYLOR
WILFRED TOMLINSON
HAROLD TURNER
FREDERICK VICKERS
JAMES H. WADDINGHAM
REGINALD WARD
WILLIAM WARING
DOUGLAS WELLS
JAMES WHITE
WILLIAM WOODTHORPE
WILLIAM ANDRESS
SIDNEY ARTHURTON
JOSEPH ASKEW
ALBERT BARBER
JAMES T. BARKER
HENRY BRISTOW
JOHN BROWN
LEONARD BUTLER
HERBERT CLAYTON
FREDERICK CROUCH
A. PARKS DALE
RICHARD DAVIS
JOHN E. DAVISON
H. COLIN KITCHER
ISAAC M. DOXEY
FRANCIS W. ELLCOCK
THOMAS FARRELL
JOHN FENTON
HERBERT FERGUSON
EDWIN FIDLER
CHARLES FISHER
GEORGE B. FRITH
ALFRED GREAVES
GEORGE W. GREAVES
WILLIAM C.. GREAVES
ALFRED J. HADDOCK
ALFRED HADFIELD
FRED HADFIELD
ALBERT P. YORKE

12 o'clock face of plinth (Falklands):
FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN
1982
STEPHEN TONKIN  JOHN PASHLEY

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Falklands Conflict (April-June 1982) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 85 21 2 108
Number served and returned  0  0 0  0
Total names 85 21 2 108
Administration
Custodian: Believed to be Eckington Parish Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Eckington Parish Council, Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Eckington Parish Council, North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1920: The memorial was constructed from Cornish granite at a cost £411 raised mainly by public subscription.

27th June, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Mrs H Lund and dedicated by Rev W R Hewson, rector.

c1940s: The WW2 names were added.

1970: The Eckington and Renishaw Park Conservation Area was adopted The memorial lies within it.

c1980s: The Falklands names were added.

Unknown date: It is possible that the name of T H Bingham was added to the WW2 names.

8th November 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Sheffield Daily Telegraph; 28th June, 1920; p5 col4: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Sheffield Independent; 28th June, 1920; p5 col4: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Belper News; 9th July, 1920; p3 col2: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Derbyshire Courier; 3rd July, 1920; p5 col1-2: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Derbyshire Courier; 21st May, 1921; p7 col1-2: a report on the finances.

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