Derbyshire War Memorials
|  Home  |  Search  |  About war memorials  |  About us |  Other projects  |  
Memorial Title

Derbyshire Constabulary - Board

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial board to Derbyshire Constabulary originally in St Mary's Gate, Derby but later removed to Butterley Hall, Ripley.
Images
Setting memorial
Locations
Last known location:
Butterley Hall
Coach Rd
Ripley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 3RS

NGR:
SK 40572 51267
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The memorial is wall-mounted in the entrance area of the old Butterley Hall which now forms one of a cluster of buildings all known generically as Butterley Hall and forming the headquarters of the Derbyshire Constabulary. Coach Road is a private road accessed from the eastern end of the A610 Ripley Bypass. The area is not open to the public.

Previous location:
County Police Headquarters
 (redundant)
St Mary's Gate
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3JR

NGR:
SK 35057 36473
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Inside the building. The building has been converted to an hotel.

Previous location:
County Police Headquarters
 (redundant)
Iron Gate
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3GA

NGR:
SK 35226 36407
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Inside the building. The location of this building is quite unknown. It is included here because it is named in the 1948 press cutting, but police history sources and advisors are not aware of the county force ever occupying premises in Iron Gate
Type
Overall type: Board.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Originally a square oaken board with a flat central roundel surrounded by a carved laurel wreath with ribbons and decorative punctuated borders and a projecting shield at the head. The gilded WW1 inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering on the ribbon at the head and the gilded names are incised in two columns in the roundel in upright capital roman lettering. Later an additional oblong board was very skilfully added at the foot with WW2 names in similar lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Original
board
Oak 1620 1300 90 Fair
Additional
board
Oak 240 1630 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
DERBYSHIRE CONSTABULARY
1914 1918
IN MEMORY
OF OUR COMRADES WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
WILLIAM ASTLE
PERCY JAMES BAILEY
WALTER JOHN BLACKER
MICHAEL BOYLE
HARRY BRUMBY
RICHARD BULLIMORE. D.C.M.
ARTHUR HENRY CONNELL
ELIJAH COOPER
FREDERICK GEORGE DUNHAM
WILLIAM ALFRED EDWARDS
JAMES ELLIOT
GEORGE SIDNEY GOUGH
BERTRAM HALL
JOHN HANCOCK
GEORGE HOOKER
WALTER HARDY D.C.M.
JOHN WILLIAM HAYNES
GEORGE IRWIN
JAMES JACKSON
BENJAMIN GEORGE JINKS
JOHN ROBINSON LEIVERS
MYLES JOHN CHISLETT LITTLE
WALTER MEAKIN
EDGAR JAMES MELLON
ALFRED PERCY OWEN
RICHARD HARVEY PELL
FRANK REED
FREDRIC HAROLD SHENTON
LESLIE JOHN SMITH
GEORGE HENRY SYMONDS
FRED CARVER THOMPSON
HARRY WARDLE
HENRY MAITLAND WEBSTER
WILLIAM HENRY WHEATCROFT
ARTHUR WILSON
1939
HERBERT VALENTINE BAKER
WILLIAM VICTOR BIBBY
LLOYD GEORGE BURTON
GEORGE COOK
1945
HOWARD INSLEY
GEORGE MORLEY LUCAS
JAMES WILLIAM EWART RICHARDSON
DESMOND ARTHUR RICHINGS
EDWARD THOMAS SMITH

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 35  9
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 35  9
Administration
Custodian: Derbyshire Constabulary

Local authorities:
Derby- From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
Ripley- From 1970: Ripley Parish Council; Ripley Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
    From 1974: Ripley Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s: The memorial is presumed to have been unveiled in Derby.

5th September, 1948: The additional WW2 board was unveiled in Derby by Alderman C. F. White MP, Chairman of Derbyshire County Council and dedicated by Cllr Rev E J Wass.

1958: Police Headquartes moved to Matlock but it is presumed that the memorial remained in Derby.

December 1970: Police Headquarters moved to Ripley and the memorial was subsequently re-erected there.

25 May 1988: Butterley Hall was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1109013.

11th August, 2014: The memorial was surveyed at Butterley Hall by Roy Branson and Eric Naden with the kind permission and co-operation of the Chief Constable. It was in fair condition.
References
Derby Telegraph, 6th September 1948, p2: a report of the unveiling for the WW2 addition.
Comments
Page © Roy Branson