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Hazelwood Memorial Hall

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of Hazelwood Memorial Hall with a WW1 plaque and a WW2 tablet at Hazelwood, Derbyshire.
Images

Hazelwood Memorial Hall Gable inscription Setting of WW1 plaque Hazelwood WW1 war memorial plaque Setting for WW2 tablet Hazelwood WW2 war memorial tablet
Locations

Last known location:
Hazelwood Memorial Hall
Over La
Hazelwood
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 4AG

NGR:
SK 32809 46110
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The hall is next to the church, near the junction of Over La, Goodwin's La, Hazelwood Hill and Hob Hill. The plaque and tablet are on the walls inside the hall.
Type

Overall type: Community Hall.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is well cared for.

Description:

A sandstone ashlar and tile community hall originally containing a wall-mounted WW1 plaque in a wooden frame but later including an additional WW2 tablet. The nowy-headed brass plaque has an inscription with names in two columns, all in raised upright capital roman lettering. The oaken frame has a moulded cornice at the head, plain broad stiles, a shelf at the foot for the placement of tributes, and two shaped brackets below. The pale grey nowy-headed limestone tablet has a moulded border and is supported on two brackets. Its inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering, the dates gilded and the remainder coloured black.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Hall Sandstone ashlar, tile - - - Good
Plaque Brass 1060 660 - Good
Frame Wood 1360 1140 170 Good
Tablet Limestone 570 720 65 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Eastern gable: 1914-1919
MEMORIAL
HALL

WW1 plaque: IN
REMEMBRANCE
OF
THOSE WHO MADE
THE GREAT SACRIFICE
1914 - 1919
PTE. A. BAILEY.
PTE. S. BEARDSLEY.
PTE. G. BEESON.
L.CPL. J. BEESON.
LT. L. BURROWS.
TPR. A. COPELAND.
PTE. H. HEATH.
PTE. E. HODGKINSON.
TPR. W. HOLDEN.
PTE. S. HEATHCOTE.
PTE. B. HUDSON.
CAPT. F. H. MEREDITH-
  LEWES.
PTE. F. OGDEN.
PTE. J. OGDEN.
PTE. R. PAYNE.
PTE. J. SHAW.
PTE. R. SLATER.
PTE. W. SLATER.
PTE. HAROLD SMITH.
PTE. HERBERT SMITH.
PTE. C. SMITH.
SGT. E. SMITH.
PTE. A. SPENDLOVE.
LT. J. MAXWELL-STUART.
PTE. T. TURNER.

WW2 tablet: 1939-1945
REMEMBERING
MAJOR NORMAN S. BRUNDELL
F/O. HAROLD A. CLARK
LIEUT. GEOFFREY H. B. SOWTER
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 25 3
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 25 3
Administration

Custodian: Hazelwood Parish Council as Trustees of Hazelwood Memorial Hall.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Hazelwood Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Hazelwood Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council
History

December 1918: A Parish Meeting authorised the Parish Council to acqire land and build a hall.

January 1919: Land near the church was donated by Mr Alfred Gratton Wood.

Early 1920s: J H Connal was engaged as architect and local stone was chosen for the construction.

June 1922: A contract was made with Mr Haynes, a builder from Belper, for the construction. The final cost was about £2000.

6th January 1923: The hall was opened by Lt Col G A Lewis

c2010: The brass plaque had become tarnished but did not respond to cleaning so the face was coated with a form of gilding..

2nd November, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References

Derby Telegraph; 8th January 1923 p3: An account of the opening ceremony.

Hazelwood, a local publication by Eleanor Mary West, published in 1981 by Hazelwood Womens Institute.
Comments

Archdeacon Noakes was to have dedicated the plaque but it was not ready in time for the opening ceremony in January 1923 so he gave an address.
Page © Roy Branson