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Memorial Title

Clowne

Summary

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

Setting Figure Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
The Green
North Rd
Clowne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 4JJ

NGR:
SK 49254 75601 ±5m
Location details:
The Green is a paved access road leading to a supermarket car park and several commercial properties. The memorial is at the southern end of this area, just behind the western footway of North Rd and facing onto it.
Type

Overall type: Statue.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A white marble life size sculpture of a First World War soldier in uniform on a tall square white marble pedestal and base.

The soldier is standing in front of a tree stump and wearing battle dress with ammunition pouches, infantry puttees and a steel helmet. He is holding a rifle in his right hand with the stock resting on the ground although the barrel is missing above the top of the hand, as is the bayonet which is believed to have been originally present. The figure surmounts a square chamfered capping stone over a monolithic battered square pedestal with integral plinth. The pedestal surmounts a separate square plinth and base, each with bevelled top. The inscription is inlaid on two faces of the pedestal in upright capital block lettering.

The memorial has at times been surrounded by mild steel railings and a gate but these have been removed and in 2015 the area was undergoing some reconstruction.
Components:

Component Material Height * Width * Depth * Condition
Figure White marble c1800 c850 c850 Fair
Pedestal White marble c1800 c600 c600 Fair
Plinth White marble c350 c800 c800 Fair
Base White marble c100 c1200 c1200 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
* At the time of the survey the memorial was surrounded by construction fencing and actual measurements could not be obtained.
Inscription

6 o'clock face of pedestal: 3 o'clock face of pedestal:
IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF CLOWNE
WHO FELL FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919




1914 - 1919

CPL. H. BRAILSFORD
PTE. R. MAPLETOFT
PTE. F. DEXTER

1939 - 1945

L/STKR. W. BUCKINGHAM
STKR. A. CHAWNER
GRDS. G. H. CLARKE
CPL. M. COTTINGHAM
GNR. J. COTTERILL
SGT. C. COWLEY
SGT. L. E. FAHEY
PTE. J. M. FAHEY
PTE. W. FISHER
GRDS. [...] FROST
L/CPL. F. FULLWOOD
SGT. F. GOTHERIDGE
SGT. H. GREATOREX
L/CPL. W. C. GRETTON
STKR. A. J. HUNT
SGT. I. A. JERVIS
F/SGT. C. D. F. MACKENZIE
GNR. H. OLDFIELD
PTE. J. H. PARR
SGT. G. C. PHILIPS
L/STKR. J. W. PICKERING
GNR. D. K. PLATTS
SISTER E. W. QUINN
PTE. N. ROBERTS
L/SGT. L. D. RUSSELL
PTE. C. J. SHANNON
PTE. W. F. STURMAN
PTE. H. TOMLINSON
PTE. C. WEBBER
PTE. J. C. WHITE
PTE. T. E. WHITE
CPL. A. WILD
FUSLR. J. A. WILD
CPL. T. S. YEOMANS








[Possible missing letter.]
LT. BUTLER BOWDEN
L/C. E. WOOD
PTE. H. MALLEN
PTE. T. MALLINDER
PTE. G. BALL
PTE. R. JENKINSON
SEAMAN H. LAMBERT
PTE. G. COUPE
PTE. F. J. EDWARDS
GNR. W. E. HEWITT
L/C. W. NEEDHAM
CPL. C. F. P. EDWARDS
PTE. J. F. PROFFIT
PTE. W. BUNTING
PTE. F. L. JENKINSON
SAPPER J. H. PLUMBE
PTE. G. HENDRY
R.D. F. BROWN
GNR. B. N. WILKINSON
PTE. C. F. HOWELL
PTE. J. E. QUINN
PTE. W. N. COKAYNE
PTE. A. MARSHALL
PTE. W. GREEN
PTE. B. GODDARD
SAPPER T. HILL
PTE. G. H. FELL
PTE. D. INGRAM
PTE. J. HUMPHRIES
PTE. A. E. RENSHAW
PTE. H. JOHNSON
L/C. W. C. FROGGATT
PTE. A. H. WOODHEAD
PTE. J. LEES
PTE. J. WHITEHALL
DVR. S. COX
GNR. R. MORETON
PTE. P. SMITH
PTE. M. HAMILTON
PTE. J. OLAND
PTE. A. H. DOLBY
PTE. H. WOODHEAD
L/C. W. LEES
PTE. W. B. WIDDOWSON
PTE. G. E. BARLOW
SGT. S. SESTON
STKR. S. STANLEY
LT. C. H. GODWIN
PTE. C. A. SIMMS
PTE. P. LAMBERT
PTE. A. WOOD
PTE. T. WAREHAM
BDR. J. WALKER
PTE. J. A. SLACK
PTE. H. HOLMES
PTE. E. PROVINES
L/C. P. THORPE
L/C. N. BUTCHER
PTE. F. J. FEATHERSTON
PTE. A. WILKINSON
PTE. F. S. PICKERING
PTE. E. HILL
PTE. C. E. WOODHEAD
L/C. J. GODDARD
PTE. L. BAGSHAW
PTE. G. UPTON
PTE. H. E. HAYWOOD
PTE. J. DEVNEY
GNR. W. PARKINSON
CPL. J. PROVINES
PTE. W. H. GEE-PEMBERTON
PTE. J. GREEN
PTE. S. GIBSON
GNR. J. TOMLINSON
DVR. H. ROE
PTE. H. H. BUCKINGHAM
PTE. R. W. CAWKWELL
PTE. A. E. FISHER
PTE. E. C. BUTLER
CPL. E. E. BRAMER
PTE. T. E. TAYLOR
DVR. W. J. FRANCERS
L/C. J. GREGORY
PTE. J. BAXTER
SGT. J. R. BRAMER
PTE. O. WOODHEAD
L/C. G. W. FREEMAN
PTE. A. B. FELLS
PTE. W. H. HARDY
PTE. W. TAYLOR
PTE. H. FLETCHER
PTE. H. WALVIN
PTE. T. STOKES
PTE. C. F. HOULETT
AND THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIVES
UNTO THE DEATH.
REV. 12 C. 11. V

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 95 34
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 95 34
Administration

Custodian: Believed to be Bolsover District Council.

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

October, 1920: The memorial was unveiled. At the time North Road was the principal north-south route through the town (and subsequently became the B6418). The Green was an access road to a cluster of old brick cottages.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

Unknown date: The inscriptions and names on the 3 o'clock face were reset.

23rd March, 1989: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1108956.

Unknown date: The B6418 was rerouted to the west via the newly constructed Mill Green Way and this section of North Rd became a side street. The original access of The Green became the entrance to a supermarket car park leaving the memorial somewhat isolated.

Unknown date: Some repairs or amendments were made to the names on the 6 o'clock face.

26th February, 2015: Bolsover District Council announced the refurbishment of the area around the memorial, including paving, walls with panels depicting the contributions to the war effort by local people, and a new sculpture by Andrew Tebbs. Work was due to be completed by September 2015. In addition to funding by Bolsover District Council the project was sponsored by Clowne Parish Council, Aldi Stores, Ben Bailey Homes, Edge Development, Penny Hydraulics Ltd and Lafarge Tarmac Ltd.

28th October, 2015: The Garden of Remembrance was dedicated.

17th December 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition but inexplicably surrounded by security fencing despite the fact that work immediately around the memorial appeared complete and there were no obvious hazards.
References

Derbyshire Courier, 23rd October 1920, p5: a report on the unveiling.

Bolsover District Council press release.

Yorkshire Post report on the dedication of the Garden of Remembrance.
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