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Chelmorton War Memorial Institute

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial at Chelmorton War Memorial Institute, Chelmorton, Derbyshire.
Images
Building External tablet Interior Internal tablet
Locations
Last known location:
Chelmorton War
 Memorial Institute
Main St
Chelmorton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 9SH

NGR:
SK 11214 69879
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The building is on the east side of the road near the middle of the village.
Type
Overall type: Memorial Hall.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A stone and tile building used as a village hall and social institute with an oblong stone tablet set into the west gable bearing the name incised in upright capital letters within an oval panel and with sprays of flowers in relief in the corners. The building contains an oblong white marble tablet commemorating WW1. The nowy headed tablet has a moulded cornice with dentiles and a wreath, crown and cross in relief at the head. The inscription is in mixed styles of mainly upright capital lettering with names in three columns. A further moulded cornice is located at the foot. The tablet is mounted on a backboard with a moulded frame around it. A WW2 commemoration was added in 2012 but no details of it are currently available.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Building Stone, tile - - - Fair
External Tablet Stone c700 c800 - Fair
Internal Tablet White marble c900 c1200 c100 Fair
Backboard Unknown c1100 c1400 - Fair
Frame Unknown c1200 c1500 c50 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
External tablet:
WAR
MEMORIAL
INSTITUTE
1922
Internal tablet:
FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY
This institute was erected in honour of the men of
this village who served in the Great War 1914 - 1919.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NOMAN THAN THIS."
BOAM R. A.
CALEY G.
HALL C. W.
HEINTZ H. H. D.
PICKFORD J.
TOOKE J.
Also Served
ALSTON T.
BONSALL J. T.
BRADBURY J. W.
BENNETT E.
DAWSON J. A.
DICKEN G. A.
DICKEN R.
GOODWIN C. E.
GOODWIN C.
GOULD B.
GOULD PETER
GOULD PERCY
GOULD R. W.
HANKINSON W.
HEALD W.
HODGKINSON F.
KEATING G. K.
KEELING G.
KIDD W.
MELLAND S.
MYCOCK C.
MYCOCK H.
MYCOCK J. W.
NEEDHAM H.
NEEDHAM R.
PERCIVAL R.
PERCIVAL T.
PRINCE J.
SIMPSON G.
SIMPSON J. T.
TAYLOR H. E.
WOOD N.
WOOD R.
WOOD W.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died  6  ?  6
Served and returned 34  ? 34
Total names 40  ? 40
Administration
Custodian: Chelmorton War Memorial Institute (Registered Charity No 702110)

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chelmorton Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chelmorton Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th April, 1951: The hall lies in the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

27th July 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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