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Crich Stand

Town or City: Crich
County: Derbyshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM6

Value of grant: £65630.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: WMT Grant Scheme
Year: 2017

UKNIWM reference number: 684

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Crich Stand war memorial lighthouse cMercian Regiment, 2015Crich Stand war memorial is located at Crich Hill, Plaistow Green Road, Crich, Derbyshire. This memorial is a tall tower of gritstone on a square platform base with enclosure railings and entrance gateway. The tower is topped with a concrete dome forming an open arcaded lantern lighthouse supported by Doric columns. Bronze plaques either side of the entrance have inscriptions which commemorate those who died in World War I and II. The tower is a Grade II listed structure.

In 2016 a grant of £8,640 was awarded through the War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme towards professional advice for a structural survey, concrete analysis and production of a draft Specification and Schedule of Repairs by a conservation accredited architect. This required scaffolding to the concrete dome and the production of core samples for chemical analysis.

Crich Stand war memorial lighthouse cMercian Regiment, 2015

In 2017 a grant of £67,830 was awarded for full scaffolding, repairs to the cracked concrete dome, removal of materials from previous repairs and application of appropriate products to repair the cracks and protect from water penetration, repairs to support columns and cills, repointing the whole tower with lime mortar, staining of doors, repairs and repainting of gates and railings, repairs to the plinth and paving at the base and related professional fees. The works were completed under budget so the actual grant awarded was £65,630. SmartWater was applied to metal elements to deter theft and a Maintenance Plan was submitted as conditions of the grant.

The tower was completed in 1923 with later additions in 1934. It was designed by Lt Col A. W. Brewill to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment). It was built by Joseph Payne of Crich. This is the latest of a series of towers built on, or close to, this site since 1788 which have been affected by subsidence or lightning strikes.

 WM6 Crich Stand lighthouse © Leigh Licence 2017

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM6
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 684

War Memorials Online: 121794

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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