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Memorial Title

Ault Hucknall

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial obelisk at the roadside at Ault Hucknall.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock names 12 o'clock names 3 o'clock names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Hodmire La
Stainsby
Ault Hucknall
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 5RN

NGR:
SK 45525 65353
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the triangular grass traffic island at the junction with Mill La.
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


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

Description:

A sandstone monument comprising an obelisk on a pedestal and three stepped base surrounded by a gravelled surface and iron railings with gate. The plain obelisk has inscriptions at the foot of the 6 and 3 o'clock faces. The square pedestal comprises a capstone with moulded edges on a plain die with inscriptions on the 6, 12 and 3 o'clock faces. The incised inscriptions are in upright capital block lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Sandstone 1980 500 500 Fair
Capstone Sandstone 80 1085 1085 Fair
Die Sandstone 480 905 905 Fair
Base Sandstone 400 1840 18400 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of obelisk: THE
GLORIOUS DEAD
1914-1918

6 o'clock face of pedestal ERECTED IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING MEMORY
TO THE BRAVE MEN OF AULT HUCKNALL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
PTE.F. ALLGOODPTE.T. COOK
" "F. BAKER" "J. A. CLAYTON
" "W. BARGH" "C. DUTTON
QR.M.SGT.H. BATTY" "J. GREEN
PTE.J. BURCUMSHAW" "W. GRAINGER
" "A. BERRY" "E. HARRISON
" "C. C. CHARLESWORTH" "A. ISON

12 o'clock face of pedestal: PTE.J. LIMBPTE.F. SHAKESPEARE
" "G. LIMBABL.SMN.L. SAXTON
" "G. LEEPTE.WM. TAYLOR
" "J. MITCHELL" "WFD. TAYLOR
" "S. MITCHELL" "A. THOMPSON
" "F. MASKERY" "R. TAFT
" "J. MURDEN" "H. TARLTON
" "W. RICHARDS" "D. WAIN
" "W. RAMSELL" "W. WAIN
THEIR NAMES SHALL ENDURE FOR EVER

3 o'clock face of obelisk: THE
GLORIOUS DEAD
1939-1945

3 o'clock face of pedestal:
SPR. E. GARDENER
SGT. G. H.HOLE
GNR. W. L.HOLE
DVR. A. MAXEY
LCPL. H. REDFERN
PTE. J. THOMAS
LIEUT. F. H. WILD

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 32 7 39
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 32 7 39
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Ault Hucknall Parish Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ault Hucknall Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ault Hucknall Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1920: The memorial was procured by a committee consisting of members of the parish council and representatives of each hamlet in the parish. The secretary was Mr R Fletcher.

c1920: The land for the site of the memorial was a gift from the Duke of Devonshire.

c1920: The memorial was constructed by Mr George Platts of Stainsby with white Stancliffe Stone from Darley Dale.

14th November, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Maj William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington.

1940s: The WW2 inscription and names were added.

22nd September, 2015: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1429138.

29th March, 1974: The memorial lies within the Hardwick and Rowthorne Conservation Area designated on that date.

18th January 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for. The inscription on the lower part of the 3 o'clock face of the pedestal had slight spalling, presumably from weathering.
References
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, 20th November 1921 p5: an extensive report of the unveiling ceremony.
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