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Memorial Title

Staveley - Figure

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial figure at Staveley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock inscriptions 9 o'clock inscriptions Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Remembrance Gardens
Lowgates (A619)
Staveley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 3TR

NGR:
SK 43520 74875 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is in the centre of the gardens which are at the junction of Duke St and Lowgates.
Type
Overall type: Figure.


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

Description:

A white marble monument comprising a carved figure surmounting a tall pedestal and base. The figure is of a WW1 infantryman in active service dress, with pouches, wearing a steel helmet and holding a rifle in his right hand. His left hand is behind his back and he is leaning against a tree stump. The square pedestal has a moulded capstone and a moulded plinth at the foot over three marble steps and a three step concrete base. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital block lettering flush with the surface, but some visible peg holes suggest that there may have been an earlier configuration which may have been proud of the surface.

The rifle originally had a fixed bayonet but it was missing when surveyed, and there was originally a square marble bollard at each corner of the steps but they have been removed. Further names have been added to the 6 o'clock face of the second marble step, and appear to have been painted.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Figure White marble 1950 500 c500 Fair
Capstone White marble c250 c800 c800 Fair
Pedestal White marble c1200 c750 c750 Fair
Plinth White marble c150 c800 c800 Fair
Steps White marble c650 c1500 c1500 Fair
Base Concrete 740 4280 4260 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal:
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH,
(STAVELEY,) WHO
FELL IN THE WAR OF 1914-1919
ADEN HERBERT
ADKIN JOSEPH
ADKIN WALTER
ALLEN ERNEST
ALTON FRANK
ALVEY SAMUEL
ASH FRANK A.
BADCOCK BENJAMIN M.
BAGULEY ALBERT
BAGULEY ERNEST
BAKER ISAAC
BANKS WALTER
BARLOW ARTHUR H.
BARLOW NORMAN
BEND JOHN
BENISON JOSEPH
BENNETT EDGAR
BENNETT WILFRED
BIRLEY JOHN R.
BLACKHAM HAROLD G.
BLETCHER HENRY
BLUNT JAMES H.
BOOTHROYD EDWIN
BOWLER CHARLES E.
BOYLE MICHAEL
BRADLEY FRANK
BRADLEY JAMES
BREARLEY ALBERT E.
BRITTON HERBERT
BROOKS FRED
BROWN JOHN W.
BYWATER HOWARD
CHILDS THOMAS H.
CHURM JOHN H.
CLARKE EDGAR
COOPER FRANK
COPLEY HERBERT
COX WILLIAM
CROFTS JOHN H.
CROFTS THOMAS
CROPPER WILFRED W.
DAWSON JAMES
DAWSON WILLIAM
DAY JOHN
DEAKIN JOHN
DRURY WILLIAM H.
DUNN SYLVANUS
DUTTON WILLIAM
ELLIS HENRY
EXFORD GEORGE
EXFORD ROBERT
FAREHAM FRANK
FRANKLYN LEONARD
FRISBY WILLIAM
GASSER ERNEST
GAUNT JOHN R.
GILLINGS JOHN WM.
GOODWIN JOHN
HADLEY JOHN
HALL THOMAS
HARDWICK GEORGE
HARDY HAROLD
HASMAN LEONARD
HAWKES HAROLD
HAY JOSEPH A.
HAYCOX WILLIAM
HAYWOOD FRANK
HIBBERT FRANK
HIGGINBOTTOM PERCY
HINTON ARTHUR C
HOLMES THOMAS E.
HONOUR ARTHUR J.
HOPLEY THOMAS
HOUSTON RONALD
HOWARD FRANK
HUGHES WILLIAM
HUMPHREYS ARTHUR
HUMPHREYS FREDERICK
HUMPHREYS HARRY
HUNT JAMES
HUNT WILLIAM
JEFFREY HAROLD G.
JERVIS CHARLES N.
JOHNSON FRANK
JOHNSON HORACE
JOHNSON JOHN T.
JOHNSON WILLIAM
JONES ARTHUR
JONES WALTER
KELLER ALBERT G.
KNIGHT THOMAS
LACK WILLIAM
LAMBERT FRED
LAND WILFRED
LEWIS WILLIAM
LOOMES ARTHUR
LOOMES JAMES
LONGMATE WILFRED
LOVICK MERVYN
LOWE THOMAS
LYNN WILLIAM
MADDAMS REGINALD
MADIN JOHN J,
MARPLES HAROLD
MARSDEN CHARLES
MASON BERT
MERRICK SAMUEL
MILNER JOHN W.
MOOERCROFT DENNIS
MOORCROFT EDGAR
MULLINS WILLIAM
MULLINS WILSON
MUSGROVE FRED W.
MUSGROVE WALTER
NEEDHAM ARTHUR T.
NEEDHAM HARRY
NORMAN ISAAC T. V.
OAKLEY JOHN T.
PARKES HENRY
PEARCE HARRY
PEARSON PETER
POLLARD FRANK
POXTON EMMANUEL
RATCLIFFE ARTHUR
REYNOLDS JOHN
RICHARDSON DAVID
RIMINGTON WILLIAM
ROGERSON JOHN H.
ROONEY JOSEPH
ROYSE HARRY
RYAN WILLIAM
SHOOTER AARON
SHOOTER JOSEPH
SIMPSON ARTHUR R.
SMEDLEY HENRY
SMITH EDWIN
SMITH JOSEPH
SPENCER SIDNEY
STIRLING GEORGE
STRAWTHER HARRY
STRAWTHER JOHN J.
STUBBS CHARLES H.
SWEENEY OWEN
THOMPSON WALTER
THOMPSON WILLIAM H.
THRALL ARTHUR
THRALL ALOYSIUS
TOMLINSON FRED
TOMLINSON JOHN
TOMLINSON RALPH
TUFFS FREDRICK
ULYETT LEONARD
VARDY WILLIAM
WALE JOSEPH
WALKER ERNEST
WALKER GEORGE R.
WALKER WILFRED
WALSH JOSEPH
WATSON ROBERT
WATTS SIDNEY
WESTON HORACE
WETTON HORACE
WHITLEY JOHN
WHITTAKER FRED
WIDDOWSON LEONARD
WILKINS WILFRED
WILKINS WILLIAM
WILLIS ARTHUR
WILSON CECIL J.
WILSON LISTER
WINNARD WILFRED
WOODHOUSE SAMUEL
WRIGHT L. A.
6 o'clock face of top marble step:
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR
EVERMORE
6 o'clock face of second marble step:
BISHOP D. P.
CLARKE J.
GUMB J. R.
KIPLING H.
NEWMAN W. T.
WHITTALL W. G.
WALLEN G. R.

9 o'clock face of pedestal:
IN HONOUR AND REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN OF STAVELEY URBAN DISTRICT
1939 - 1945
ALLPORT HOWARD
ARTHINGTON NORMAN
BALL ARTHUR
BALLER FRANK
BARKER DENNIS
BERRISFORD LEONARD
BRADBURY ARTHUR
BRADSHAW GEOFFREY
BRIGGS ALBERT E.
COLLIS GORDON
CUCKSON WALTER
ELLIS HAROLD T.
FLOOD REGINALD
FREER WILLIAM M.
GASSER JOHN G.
GENDERS ARTHUR
HANSORD BERNARD H.
HARDWICK KENNETH
HASMAN LEONARD
HAYWOOD CHARLES W.
HAYWOOD JAMES F.
HEWER FRANK A.
HIBBERT GEORGE A.
HILL JOSEPH H.
HOUGH WILLIAM D.
HUNTER KENNETH
JOHNSON BASIL
JOHNSON HARRY
KNIGHT RONALD M.
HILL JOHN J.
MADGIN WILLIAM
MOLYNEUX JOHN
MULLINS HAROLD
NAYLOR CYRIL
NORTON JOSEPH M.
NICOLSON ALBERT
NICOLSON CECIL
PARKES THOMAS A.
PEEL CHARLES A.
REDFERN WILLIAM H.
RIGBY HARRY
RIMMINGTON JOHN
ROONEY THOMAS
RUDGE CHARLES H.
SHAW ERIC
STONE CHARLES E.
TAYLOR HORACE
THEAKER GEORGE W.
THOMPSON WILLIAM H.
THRALL FREDERICK
TONKS GEOFFREY J
TURNER GEORGE
TURNER WILMHURST J. W.
VARDY GORDON
WAGSTAFF FREDERICK
WAGSTAFFE WILLIAM D.
WALLACE HAROLD
WATTS CHARLES R.
WIBBERLEY NORMAN
WILLIAMS LEONARD
WILSON DAVID S.
WILSON DERRICK
WINNARD HARRY
BALFOUR JOHN
BOOTH JOSEPH
FERN PERCY
9 o'clock face of top marble step:
FRETWELL ALAN
EDWARDS JOHN A.
SMITH ROGER H.
NORTON R. W.
OTTER JOHN C.
STOKES ERIC
DICKENS COLIN
THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
9 o'clock face of second marble step:
BEDFORD W.
HORSEMAN F. F.
SHARPE H.
WATTS A

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 180 77 257
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 180 77 257
Administration
Custodian: Staveley Town Council

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
c1920: The memorial was made by Barrowdale, monumental masons of Worksop, Nottinghamshire and originally bore 170 names. It cost over £500, most of which was raised by public subscription.

28th November, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Sir Josiah Court, an eminent local doctor.

Unknown date: The corner bollards were removed.

c1941: The bayonet was broken off.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

22nd October, 1971: The memorial lies within the Staveley Conservation Area designated on that date.

21st March, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for and appeared to have recently been cleaned. Some weathering has taken place especially on the brim of the soldier's helmet.

2014: The bayonet is believed to have been replaced.
References
Derbyshire Courier; 4th December 1920, p5: a report of the unveiling ceremony with the original 170 names listed.

Derbyshire Times; 4th December 1920, p1 col6: a report and personal account of the unveiling ceremony with the original 170 names listed.
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