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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodville, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7658 / 52°45'57"N

Longitude: -1.5291 / 1°31'44"W

OS Eastings: 431872

OS Northings: 318798

OS Grid: SK318187

Mapcode National: GBR 6GQ.Q6M

Mapcode Global: WHCGF.HR30

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 30 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391303

English Heritage Legacy ID: 493064

Location: Woodville, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE11

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Woodville

Built-Up Area: Swadlincote

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Blackfordby St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

WOODVILLE

978/0/10006 HIGH STREET
War Memorial

II
War Memorial. 1925-6. Cornish granite with bronze plaque. The memorial is in the form of a tall moulded cenotaph with a Maltese cross on top. The cenotaph stands on a stepped plinth and has a bronze inscription plaque on the front. The inscription reads:'Erected to the memory of the late Mr W. Cousens who for 30 years was the much esteemed head master of the Wesleyan School of the village, and his scholars who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. 1914-1918.' Below is the list of 130 men including 77 scholars, who fell in action. On the reverse are the names of those who fell in 1939-1945.
A fine memorial, unusually commemorating the former head master of many of those killed as well as the scholars themselves and the other men of the parish.

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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