Ropsley Obelisk

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Reference WMO/263959


Thr Green

Peck Hill / Chapel Hill


NG33 4BL


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
  • Stone Marble
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Obelisk situation at the junction of Peck Hill and Chapel Hill In brand new condition, the square base is made of concrete while all other sections are of a dark red marble with gold lettering thereon. Above the concrete base is a taller square section of stone slightly smaller at its base than the concrete base so that it is stepped inward, it has chamfered edges at the top. Above this is a taller square column of stone, and again the top is chamfered inward, again it is stepped inward from the stone beneath. Above this, and once again stepped inward, is a tall square column of stone with its top chamfered inward to form a point. The concrete base is 94cm square by 13 cm high, the section above is 77cm square by 23cm high, and it then chamfers inward another 13cm to give a total height of 36cm. The tall section above is 56cm square by 78cm high and then chamfers inward another 13cm for a total height of 91cm. The column above is 26cm square by 185cm high to which is added a 13cm chamfer. Originally surrounded by iron railings with German trench mortar in front. these were removed for scrap in WW2. 2001: Memorial was demolished by a milk float. the obelisk was damaged beyond repair but the base and plinth were saved. the obelisk will be replaced when the memorial is rebuilt. 2003: Memorial rebuilt
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