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Memorial Title

Netherthorpe Grammar School - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial window at Netherthorpe School commemorating the fallen of Netherthorpe Grammar School.
Images
Setting Window Plaque Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Old School
Netherthorpe School
Ralph Rd
Netherthorpe
Staveley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 3PU

NGR:
SK 44167 74672
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The Old School is at the southwestern corner of the school campus, at the junction of Ralph Rd and Netherthorpe. The window and plaque are on the east wall.
Type
Overall type: Window.


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

Description:

Probably an eight-light window accompanied by a plaque, but a nearby six-light window may also be part of the memorial.

The almost square window is divided into four horizontally and two vertically, the resulting eight lights being separated by plain, heavy sandstone mullions and transoms. The top four lights contain stained glass armorial shields and mottos of four aristocratic houses associated with the founding of the school: from left to right, Cavendish, De Rodes,Sitwell and Frechville. The lower four lights contain stained glass depictions of four prominent Elizabethans: from left to right, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Phillip Sidney and Sir Richard Grenville.

Below this window is a wide bronze plaque mounted on the dado panelling. It has a narrow raised moulded border and bears an inscription with names in four columns, all in raised capital block lettering against a stippled ground.

In the south wall of the room is a six-light window containing stained glass images, with bound laurel leaves in the three top lights and St George, St Christopher and St Nicolas at the bottom. It is of similar design and is executed by the same artist at a similar time, and it seems likely that it forms part of this memorial.

The artists' names are inscribed in the bottom right corner of the second lower light of each window.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Eight-light window Sandstone, stained glass 1880 2050 - Fair
Plaque Bronze 250 1205 5 Fair
Six-light window Sandstone, stained glass 1850 1530 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque:
OLD BOYS OF THE SCHOOL WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN 1918
SAMUEL ALVEY
BENJAMIN M BADCOCK
NORMAN BARLOW
WILLIAM A BOND
HAROLD BROOKS
FRANCIS A CROW
FRANCIS DAW
HAROLD G JEFFREY
ALBERT G KELLER
CLIFFORD L KNIGHT
ERIC LISTER
VICTOR NORMAN
TOM B PARKER
HARRY REVILL
LESLIE REYNOLDS
CLIFFORD RILEY
WILLIAM C SMITH
HARRY STRAWTHER
CHARLES STUBBS
ALBERT H WOODHEAD
HARRY YOUNG
THESE WINDOWS WERE ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF OUR HEROIC DEAD

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 21 21
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 21 21
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the school governors.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Staveley Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Staveley Parish Council; Staveley Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Staveley Town Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s:The windows were made by Robertson and Russell, Stained glass artists, of 7 Cambridge St, Sheffield.

25th February, 1966: The building was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1088322.

19th October 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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