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War memorial at St Giles' Church, Normanton, Derby.

A Grade II Listed Building in Normanton, City of Derby

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8988 / 52°53'55"N

Longitude: -1.4867 / 1°29'12"W

OS Eastings: 434623

OS Northings: 333602

OS Grid: SK346336

Mapcode National: GBR PHQ.67

Mapcode Global: WHDH0.4D9L

Entry Name: War memorial at St Giles' Church, Normanton, Derby.

Listing Date: 14 March 2016

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1431385

Location: Derby, DE23

County: City of Derby

Civil Parish: Non Civil Parish

Unitary Authority Ward: Normanton

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Normanton-by-Derby St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Summary

War Memorial. Erected in July 1922.

Description

The memorial stands in the churchyard to the north of St Giles' Church, Normanton in Derby. It is made of ashlar sandstone, and takes the form of a modified Celtic cross, the linking radial sections of the cross being angular rather than curved. The tapered rectangular shaft has a low socket with miniature gables, angle buttresses, and a carved shield to its north face, surmounted by a cross. The shaft rises from a deep chamfered base stone, the north face of which bears the inscription 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919.' The base stone stands on a stepped plinth, the deep upper step of which is made up of large ashlar blocks bearing the names of the seventy-eight fallen, listed in alphabetical order on each of the four faces.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 25 January 2017.

History

The war memorial stands in the churchyard of St Giles' Church at Normanton in Derby, which was the garrison church of the nearby Normanton Barracks, headquarters of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. It was unveiled by Lieutenant-General The Rt. Honourable Sir Frederick Charles Shaw of Normanton House, Derby on the 30th July 1922.

The memorial, created by masons James Beresford and Sons of Belper, Derbyshire, was designed by Derby architects Naylor and Sale. The principal memorial to the Sherwood Foresters regiment is located at Crich Stand in Derbyshire, whilst the memorial at Normanton commemorates those men of the parish who gave their lives in the First World War.

Reasons for Listing

The War Memorial which is situated in the churchyard of St Giles Church, Normanton in Derby, was unveiled in July 1922 and is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;

* Design: a modest yet well- executed memorial.

* Military associations: the memorial stands in a location with strong associations with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, St Giles' Church having been the garrison church for the regiment, and the regimental barracks being formerly located close by.


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