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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
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
893/0/10135 MARKET PLACE
31-AUG-07 War Memorial
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.
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.
Two stepped base of c. 1993, surmounted by a plinth.
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.