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Latitude: 52.9537 / 52°57'13"N
Longitude: -1.4839 / 1°29'1"W
OS Eastings: 434772
OS Northings: 339715
OS Grid: SK347397
Mapcode National: GBR PH2.TJ
Mapcode Global: WHDGT.50NY
Entry Name: Allestree War Memorial
Listing Date: 22 March 2016
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1432399
Location: Derby, DE22
County: City of Derby
Electoral Ward/Division: Allestree
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Derby
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Allestree St Edmund
Church of England Diocese: Derby
First World War Memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.
The war memorial is sited in the churchyard of St Edmund’s church (Grade II*), Allestree, and is set back slightly beside the path from the lychgate to the church door. It is carved mainly from Aberdeen granite and takes the form of a Celtic cross, with the interlaced decoration on the west face of the cross only. The shaft and battered plinth on which it stands are of rough-hewn granite. The 16 names of those who died in the First World War are inscribed on two panels on the west face of the plinth, and a stone slab at the base of the plinth bears the names of those who died in the Second World War. Inscribed on the base of the cross shaft in black lettering, are the words THE GLORIOUS DEAD, below which, carved in relief, are the dates of the First World War, 1914 and 1919.
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 26 January 2017.
The war memorial was designed by Messrs J Beresford and Son and unveiled on the 19 December 1920.
Allestree War Memorial, unveiled in December 1920, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design interest: the interlace decoration of the Celtic cross is both attractive and familiar, while the rugged quality of the granite is appropriate to the gravity of its meaning;
* Group value: with the church of St Edmund, listed at Grade II*.