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Holbrook

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross and tablet in St Michael's Churchyard at Holbrook, Derbyshire.
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Locations

Last known location:
St Michael's Churchyard
Portway
Holbrook
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 0TE

NGR:
SK 36388 44708 ±5m
Location details:
By the gate in the northeastern corner of the churchyard.
Type

Overall type: Cross.


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

Description:

A white granite cross on a pedestal and three-stepped base accompanied by a slate tablet. The wheel cross has a central boss and the four limbs are decorated with interlaced strapwork in relief in Anglo-Saxon style. The plain tapered shaft rests on a square cushion stone and surmounts a battered pedestal on a three-stepped base. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital block lettering in recessed panels on the 6 o'clock face of the cushion stone and on three faces of the pedestal. The whole is surrounded by a painted mild steel railing. Below, and immediately adjacent to, the 6 o'clock face a slate tablet is affixed to the church wall bearing a further incised inscription. The tablet is surmounted by a moulded slate cornice and rests on two granite brackets.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Granite 2380 660 205 Good
Pedestal Granite 759 920 760 Good
Base Granite 550 2040 1875 Good
Railings Mild steel 750 3300 2300 Good
Tablet Slate 1000 1470 130 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of cushion stone:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
6 o'clock face of pedestal:
SONS OF HOLBROOK
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918
2ND. LIEUT. R. E. SHELDON
C.S.M. S. HOLLOWAY M.M.
PTE. E. BACON
 " D. E. BEBB
 " A. BLANCHON
 " J. BROWN
 " N. E. GRACE
TRPR. N. J. HISLOP
PTE. J. HYSON
 " J. W. MELLOR
 " G. H. OTTEWELL
 " S. PEACH
 " A. M. RICE
 " J. ROWLAND
 " F. TAYLOR
 " W. TAYLOR
"BY THEIR SACRIFICE WE LIVE"
12 o'clock face of pedestal:
THEIR REWARD IS ALSO
WITH THE LORD.
AND THE CARE OF THEM IS
WITH THE MOST HIGH.
3 o'clock face of pedestal:
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
SGT. W. D. CAPEWELL
SGT. A. H. COUPE
[S]IG. W. C. BROSTER
GNR. N. TATHAM
BDR. G. TOMLINSON
PTE. F. DAVIES
Tablet:
MEN OF HOLBROOK WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
ALTON W.
ANNABLE S.
BACON H.
BACON P.
BANKS W.
BATKIN H.
BEARDSLEY W.
BROWN C.
BROWN F.
BRYAN A. U.
BUTLER H.
BUTLER J.
BUTLER L.
CARR J. L.
DAWSON G.
FALCONBRIDGE S.
FARMER H.
FERGUSON J.
FLETCHER E.
FLETCHER F.
FLETCHER J.
FLETCHER O.
FLETCHER W. H.
FOULK A.
FOULK H.
FOULK S.
FOULK W.
FOWKES H.
GRACE H.
GRACE W. B.
HARTSHORN F.
HARRISON G.
HAYES B.
HAYES J. A.
HAYES T.
HAYNES W.
HEATH S.
HENSHAW S.
HISLOP R.
HICKINGBOTHAM W.
HICKING F.
HOLLOWAY A.
HOLLOWAY J.
HORSLEY F.
HOWARTH T.
HUNT C.
HUNT W.
KING W.
LANE B. H.
MARRIOTT A.
MARRIOTT E.
MEE T.
MILLER A.
MORLEY F.
OAKLEY G.
OLDKNOW C.
OLDKNOW J. A.
OTTEWELL A.
OTTEWELL E.
OTTEWELL H.
OTTEWELL W. A.
MARRIOTT L.
PEACH F.
PEACH J.
PEACH S.
PERRY J. W.
POUNDALL H.
RADFORD E. W.
RADFORD F. E.
RADFORD R.
ROWLAND DNLD.
ROWLAND D.
ROWLAND G. D.
ROWLAND J. B.
ROWLAND J. H.
ROWLAND S.
RYDE A.
SANDERS B. M. C.
SANDERS E.
SANDERS F.
SANDERS W.
SHAW A.
SHELDON G.
SIMS F. J.
SIMS J. H.
SIMS L. A.
SMITH J.
SPENCER W. H.
STABLES E.
STANDISH F. S. M.
STANHOPE E.
STATON C.
STATON T.
STRINGFELLOW R.
STRINGFELLOW W.
SWANN A. D.S. C.
SWANN S.
SWANN S. E.
TATHAM A.
TATHAM D.
TATHAM H.
TATHAM J.
TATHAM O.
TATHAM W.
TAYLOR C.
TAYLOR M.
TAYLOR T.
TAYLOR W.
THACKER W.
VICKERS H.
WALKER C. E.
WALKER E.
WALKER G.
WALKER J.
WATSON E.
WATSON H.
WATSON S.
WEBSTER P. M. S. M.
WILSON L.
WOOD G.
WRAGG P.
WRIGHT C.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died  16 6
Number served and returned 122 0
Total names 138 6
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Holbrook Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Holbrook Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

23rd October, 1921: The memorial was unveiled.

20th January, 1986: The memorial, together with parts of the church wall and the adjacent gates, was listed Grade II: Heritage List for England number 1311598.

2003: The memorial was renovated and the slate tablet may have been replaced.

1st September, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References

Derby Telegraph; 24th October 1921, p2: a report on the unveiling.
Comments

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