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Memorial Title

Barrow Hill

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial social hall at Barrow Hill, Derbyshire.
Images
Building Plaque setting Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Barrow Hill Memorial Club
3 Station Rd
Barrow Hill
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 2PG

NGR:
SK 41675 75339
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The plaque is on the Station Road frontage of the hall.
Type
Overall type: Social hall.


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

Description:

A stone, brick and tile community and social hall with a metal plaque on the southern face. The plain oblong plaque is set into a wooden frame which is partly obscured by an oak and glass protective case. . A flower trough is built into the wall below the plaque, and steel gates separate the memorial from the road. The inscription is incised in upright capital block lettering coloured white.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Hall Stone, brick, tile - - - Fair
Plaque Metal 460 1200 - Fair
Frame Wood - - - Unknown
Case Oak, glass 610 1315 c80 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Upper heading:
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
IN SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR GOD, THEIR KING, AND THEIR COUNTRY, IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

WW1 names in left half:
ALLEN
BAKER
BENISON
BENNETT
BENNETT
BROOKS
BROWN
CHAPMAN
CLARKE
COOPER
ERNEST
ISAAC
JOSEPH
EDGAR
WILFRED
FRED
JOHN W.
ERNEST. O.
EDGAR
FRANK
COPLEY
COX
DAY
DRURY
EXFORD
EXFORD
HADLEY
HALL
HARDWICK
HERBERT
WILLIAM
JOHN
WILLIAM. H.
GEORGE
ROBERT
JOHN
THOMAS
GEORGE
HASMAN
HIBBERT
HOUSTON
HUMPHREYS
HUMPHREYS
HUMPHREYS
JOHNSON
JOHNSON
KNIGHT
LEONARD
FRANK
RONALD
ARTHUR
FRED
HARRY
FRANK
HORACE
THOMAS

WW1 names in right half:
LEWIS
LOOMES
LOOMES
LONGMATE
LYNN
MADDAMS
MARPLES
MARSDEN
NORMAN
WILLIAM
ARTHUR
JAMES
WILFRED
WILLIAM
REGINALD
HAROLD
CHARLES
ISAAC. T. V
PARKES
RICHARDSON
ROONEY
RYAN
SIMPSON
SPENCER
ULYETT
VARDY
WALKER
HENRY
DAVID
JOSEPH
WILLIAM
ARTHUR. B.
SYDNEY
LEONARD
WILLIAM
WILFRED
WALSH
WATSON
WATTS
WESTON
WILKINS
WILKINS
WILSON
WILSON
WOODHOUSE
WHITTAKER
JOSEPH
ROBERT
SYDNEY
HORACE
WILFRED
WILLIAM
LISTER
CECIL
SAMUEL
FRED
Lower heading:
1939 - 1945
GOD SAVE THE KING.

WW2 names in left half:
ARTHINGTON
DUDHILL
NORMAN
JAMES H.
GENDERS
HOUGH
HEWER
ARTHUR
DONALD
FRANK. A

WW2 names in right half:
JOHNSON
PARKES
HARRY
ARTHUR
PEEL
TAYLOR
ARTHUR
HORACE

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 56 9 65
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 56 9 65
Administration
Custodian: Barrow Hill Memorial Club.

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
1919: It was proposed that a cross should be erected as the local war memorial.

January, 1920: Charles Markham, Chairman of the Staveley Coal and Iron Company, offerred the company's social club as the basis for a Peace Hall, and the offer was adopted instead of the cross.

1920s: The building was renamed The Barrow Hill Memorial Club and was extended and refurbished and a plaque was provided bearing 55 WW1 names.

1921: A 56th name (Fred Whittaker) was added.

20th September, 1924: The building was transferred to trustees.

1940s: The plaque was cut up and reassembled with WW2 names added.

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Barrow Hill Conservation Area.

6th August 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

September, 2011: A feasibility study by Minotaur Construction Ltd to demolish the hall and redevelop the site with housing and a new hall was not adopted.

2014: The plaque and garden were refurbished using funds raised by the Friends of St Andrew's Community.

2nd November, 2014: The plaque was rededicated.

References
Barrow Hill Conservation Area Appraisal, Chesterfield Borough Council; April 2008.

Barrow Hill Memorial Club, in Barrow Hill Heritage Trail: Ann Lucas.
Comments
Barrow Hill Memorial Club is a registered charity, number 520412, responsible for the upkeep of the premises in assocation with the running of a social club by Barrow Hill Social Club Ltd, company number 04337128.

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