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Memorial Title

Pleasley Vale

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial at Pleasley Vale, Derbyshire.
Images

Setting 6oclock 9oclock 3oclock 3oclock
Locations

Last known location:
Roadside
Outgang La or Pleasley Vale
Pleasley Vale
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG19 8RS

NGR:
SK 52397 65067 ±5m
Location details:
There is no public right of way along Pleasley Vale road and, although the memorial is in Derbyshire, the only access is from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire via Pleasley Vale village.
Type

Overall type: Pillar.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wayside monument comprising a sandstone ashlar pillar and pedestal on a raised stepped base with sandstone bollards at each corner. The vertical-sided pillar has a moulded capstone and oblong recesses on each face, those on the 6 and 9 o'clock faces containing bronze plaques. The vertical sided pedestal has a moulded top, oblong recesses on each face and dates incised on the 6 and 9 o’clock faces.  The pedestal surmounts a low plinth with chamfered top. The square two-stepped base has square bollards at each corner in similar style to the main pillar. The whole surmounts an earthen bank with a flight of four steps on the 6 o'clock side and flowers planted on the remainder. The bank is surrounded by a gravel path within an enclosure of iron railings. The two plaques have narrow raised borders and the inscription is in raised upright capital roman lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pillar
(incl capstone)
Sand-
 stone
2000 885 885 Good
Pedestal
(incl plinth)
Sand-
 stone
950 1450 1450 Good
Base Stone 400 3150 3150 Good
Bollards (x4) Sand-
 stone
650 400 400 Good
Steps Stone c1000 c1500 c2000 Good
Plaque (x2) Bronze 1150 600 - Good
Garden Plants c1000 7000 70000 Good
Path Gravel - c11000 c11000 Good
Railings Iron c1000 c11000 c11000 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Plaque on 6 o’clock face of pillar: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
JUSTICE AND FREEDOM. THIS
MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY
WM. HOLLINS & CO. LTD. AS A LASTING
MEMORIAL TO THEIR DEVOTION
E. W. ADAMS
H. ADAMS
R. ADAMS
W. ALLEN
J. A. ASHLEY
W. ASHPOOL
H. J. BAGULEY
R. W. BAKER
J. BARLOW
F. BEESON
H. BOTTOM
J. W. BUSBY
J. H. COOKE
W. H. EATON
H. B. FARNATH
L. H. FLINT
W. M. FLINT
F. FROGSON
J. G. GLIDEWELL
J. GOSS
J. KENNEDY
G. KIRK
F. LEWIS
M. MC.FARLANE
D. MACWHINNIE
A. MARCHANT
G. MARCHANT
H. MELLORS
F. MIDDLETON
A. S. MUGGLESTONE
W. NEEDHAM
T. O'GORMAN
A. PEAT
W. PEAT
S. R. ROBERTSON
B. SANDERSON
E. SANDERSON
O. SANSOM
A. SEWELL
A. SHAW
W. SHAW
J. W. SHELDON
J. W. SISSONS
W. SWIFT
H. THOMPSON
G. TURNER
H. WALKER
H. WHARTON
A. J. WHITE
H. WILKINSON
R. J. WRIGHT
A. WYATT  E. W. YATES
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

6 o’clock face of pedestal:

1914 – 1918

Plaque on 9 o’clock face of pillar:

F. BACON
K. BASTICK
H. BELL
R. N. BIRKHEAD
F. BLAND
J. BROWN
A. DREW
R. H. EVANS
D. FERGUSON
R. FLETCHER
J. R. FORDER
R. HAMILTON
G. H. HOPEWELL
R. E. HOWETT
M. KIDD
G. KIRK
G. LINDSEY
W. LIVINGSTONE
J. M. MALCOLM
J. Mc.AULAY
W. Mc.GHEE
D. Mc.KENZIE
J. O'NEILL
A. PARKER
W. RAYNOR
J. STEWART
J. TIERNEY
E. WILLERTON

THEIR NAME LIVETH
 FOR EVERMORE

9 o’clock face of pedestal:

1939 – 1945

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 53 28
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 53 28
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Pleasley Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pleasley Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

11th February, 1987: The memorial lies in the Pleasley Park and Vale Conservation Area first designated on that date.

18th August, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition. Plugged holes on the 3 o’clock face of the pillar suggest that a decoration or tablet has been removed. Some spalling on the 12 o’clock face of the pillar had been discretely reinforced with metal pins.

28th January, 2016: The memorial was visited and rephotographed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
References

Comments

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