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Memorial Title

Old Whittington - Plaque

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque formerly at The Brushes School and now at the roadside at Old Whittington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Plaque Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Sheffield Rd (B6057)
The Brushes
Old Whittington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 9ED

NGR:
SK 37486 75046 ±5m
Location details:
On the northern side of the road adjacent to 647 Sheffield Rd.

Previous location:
The Brushes School
 (demolished)
Sheffield Rd (B6057)
The Brushes
Old Whittington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S41 9ED

NGR:
SK 37393 75101
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The school was on the northern side of the road.
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A trapezoidal bronze plaque set into a sandstone frame and accompanied by ornamental tablets. The whole is mounted in a brick wall within an outer sandstone frame in a stone wall.

The plaque has a narrow raised border, an inscription at the head and names in two columns below, all in raised upright capital roman lettering. The frame has a triangular arch top with a small latin cross at the head, a carved laurel garland draped around the top half of the plaque and is supported on two moulded brackets. The two accompanying ornamental tablets abut the frame and each bears a circular laurel wreath with a central garland of laurel hanging from a ribbon and a further garland drooping between the two, however these two tablets have been mounted upside down, presumably when relocated.

The plaque, frame and two tablets are set into a red brick panel enclosed by dressed sandstone sill, jambs and lintel, the latter having stopped chamfers on the inner edges, and the lintel bearing an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. A mild steel rail across the foot of this frame permits the attachment of tributes. The whole is set within a random coursed sandstone wall.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Bronze 770 360 10 Fair
Frame Sandstone 1100 555 85 Fair
Bracket x2 Sandstone 80 110 50 Fair
Tablet x2 Sandstone 670 415 - Fair
Lintel Sandstone 500 2635 260 Fair
Jamb x2 Sandstone c1500 c450 260 Fair
Sill Sandstone c 2635 260 Fair
Rail Mild steel 250 1580 110 Fair
Wall Sandstone 3200 4700 3200 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Lintel:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 89 89
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 89 89
LEST WE FORGET
1914 ~ 1918
Plaque:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND THE IMPERISHABLE MEMORY OF
THESE MEN OF OLD WHITTINGTON WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
AARON, HORACE
ADAMS, HARRY
ATKINSON, JOHN
BARKER, GEORGE
BATES, GEORGE
BELFITT, WM. ARTHUR.
BENTON, REGINALD
BESTWICK. WM. HY.
BONSON, GEORGE
BOOTH, ARTHUR
BUNTING, JOHN T.
BUNTING, ROBERT
CARLILE, ALEXNDR.
CARLILE, JOHN
CARLILE, PERCY
CHARNLEY, FRANK
CLAYTON, MATTHW.
COOKE, VINCENT
DENNISON, NORMN.
DRAYCOTT, REGNLD.
DYSON, BERNARD
EVELEIGH, KENNETH
FEARN, ABRAHAM
FEARN, GEO. ISAAC
FEARN, CHARLES
FISHER, WILLIAM
GAUNT, WM. LESLIE
GAUNT, HERBERT
GILBERTHORPE, ERNST
GILL, ARCHIBALD H.
GREEN, HAROLD S.
HEMSTOCK, C. G.
HEWITT, WILLIAM
HEWITT, CLARENCE
HEWITT, ALBERT
HIGGINBOTTOM, HY.
KIRK, GEORGE
KYNASTON, JOSEPH
LEACHMAN, WM.
LEGGITT, CHARLES
BOWMAN, WM.
BUTT, WALTER
FROST, JAMES
GREEN, JOHN E.
POLLENDINE, H
LEWIS, HORACE
LIEVESLEY, CHAS.*
LILLIMAN, FRED
LILLIMAN, HARRY
LOOMES, CHRISTR.*
LOVE, BERTRAM
MASON, T.
MASSEY, FREDK. C.
MITCHELL, FRED
MC.GEE, JOHN
NEWELL, ARCHIE
NEWEY, JOHN
NORTON, JOSEPH
PARDY, STANLEY
PENDLETON, T. WM. S.
REYNOLDS, W. HY.
RICH, SETH
ROBINSON, FRED
SHAWCROFT, J. W.
SHORT, JOHN
SMEDLEY, JOHN
SIMS, GEORGE
SMITH, JOHN
SMITHEMAN, JOHN
SIDDALL, BEN
STRAW, GEORGE
TAYLOR, FRED
TAYLOR, HARRY
THORNE, GEORGE
THURMAN, JOSEPH
THURMAN, WM. JAS.
VAUGHAN, J.
WAINE, SAM
WALKER, FREDK.
WARRICK, JNO. THOS.
WATTS, ERNEST
WHEELHOUSE, FRANK
WHITMORE, WM.
WIDDOWSON, H.
WOOD, WILLIAM,
HEWKIN, EDWIN
WHITBREAD, H. E.
HARLE, FRED
HUBBARD, THOS.
    * D.C.M.
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Whittington Parish Council; Newbold and Dunston Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Unparished; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Unparished; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s: The memorial was installed in The Brushes School.

1970: The school closed.

By 1971: The school had been demolished and the memorial placed into storage.

1981: The memorial was installed in its current location.

2nd September, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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