2014

SK1582 : Castleton War Memorial

taken 10 years ago, near to Castleton, Derbyshire, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Castleton War Memorial in this square
Castleton War Memorial
Castleton War Memorial
Castletonís War Memorial is on the small village green in Market Place. It was erected by public subscription to commemorate the men of Castleton who were killed in the First World War and was unveiled on 18 October 1919.

The memorial is made from Derbyshire gritstone. It takes the form of an ornately carved Latin cross mounted on a square base. The west side of the cross (shown here) is carved with an angel of victory holding a sword, and above it a recumbent deer inside a laurel wreath. On the east side there is a mythical bird on a nest with four chicks. The background carving is in the form of Celtic knots on the east and west sides and swirls on the north and south sides. There are inscribed metal plaques on the base of the cross on the west side, and on a stone lying at its foot. Around the cross on three sides there is a low stone wall with holes for flower vases.

The plaque at the base of the cross is inscribed:
'TO THE MEMORY OF
(list of names)
WHO FELL DURING THE
GREAT WAR
1914-19

The plaque on the stone at the foot is inscribed:
TO THE MEMORY OF
(list of names)
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1939-45

The memorial is Grade II-listed (English Heritage Building ID: 504070 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

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SK1582, 207 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 17 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 May, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1503 8280 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.5133N 1:46.5433W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 15021 82798
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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