Monument record MDR12428 - War Memorial, Elmton Road, Creswell

Type and Period (2)

  • (First World War - 1918 AD to 1918 AD)
  • (First World War to 21st Century - 1918 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

Grade II listed War Memorial, standing within a well-maintained walled Memorial Garden. The memorial was erected c. 1918, by Borrowdale of Worksop and is a life size sculpture of a soldier in First World War uniform mounted on a Portland stone ashlar base. The sides are inscribed with the names of those men of the parish who gave their lives in the two world wars and of a man who died in Korea. (1) A grade II listed war memorial dating to c. 1918, by Borrowdale of Worksop. It is built of Portland stone ashlar, and is set on a base of two steps, square in plan, enclosed by eight obelisks linked by chains. It comprises a tapering pedestal with stepped and moulded base and moulded cap. The sides are inscribed 'Sacred to the Memory of the Brave Men of this Parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1919' and with the names of those men of the parish who gave their lives in the two world wars, and of one who died in Korea in 1953. The lettering is in lead. It is also inscribed 'Borrowdale/Sculptor/Worksop'. It is surmounted by a life size sculpture of a soldier in First World War uniform. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Bolsover District Council. 2007. Creswell Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. pp. 68-69, illust..
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No: 1108960.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 5222 7413 (33m by 30m)
Civil Parish ELMTON, BOLSOVER, DERBYSHIRE

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2838

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Record last edited

Mar 7 2018 12:53PM

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