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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Arboretum, City of Derby

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9231 / 52°55'23"N

Longitude: -1.4765 / 1°28'35"W

OS Eastings: 435294

OS Northings: 336321

OS Grid: SK352363

Mapcode National: GBR PKF.GH

Mapcode Global: WHDGT.9S5F

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 August 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503323

Location: Derby, DE1

County: City of Derby

Electoral Ward/Division: Arboretum

Built-Up Area: Derby

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: All Saints Derby

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


893/0/10135 MARKET PLACE
31-AUG-07 War Memorial

II

War memorial of 1924, designed by Charles Clayton Thompson, with sculpture by Arthur G Walker. The engraved inscription reads: THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918/FOR FAITH/AND HOME/AND RIGHTEOUSNESS/WORLD WAR 1939-1945.

MATERIALS
Stone base and plinth with ornamental bronzes, including a sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus facing to the south and a bronze sword of justice attached to the north side.

PLAN
Two stepped base of c. 1993, surmounted by a plinth.

HISTORY
The memorial, located in a prominent position in the centre of the city, was unveiled on 11th November 1924 and dedicated by the Bishop of Southwell. An inscription commemorating the fallen of World War II was added subsequently. It was dismantled, cleaned and re-erected 10m to the north-east of its original position in 1993 as part of the Market Place townscape scheme and re-dedicated by the Bishop of Derby.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE.
There is a presumption in favour of designating free-standing war memorials as they are an important reminder of nationally and internationally significant events which had a tragic impact on local communities.The war memorial at Derby is a good example of a simple, but distinguished memorial with fine sculpture, set in a prominent position in the city centre and is an important historical and architectural testament to the Derby men who died in the First and Second World Wars.

Listing NGR SK3529336321

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.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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