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Stanley

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial obelisk at Stanley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Station Rd
Stanley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6FB

NGR:
SK 41897 40376
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is on the east side of the road in the centre of the village.
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


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

Description:

A polished granite obelisk on a square battered pedestal and two-stepped concrete base. A wreath in relief is at the foot of the obelisk and an oblong white marble tablet is set on the 6 o'clock face of the base. The inscription on the pedestal is inlaid in upright capital block lettering, that on the tablet was originally painted in black but was later incised.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Granite 2200 380 380 Fair
Pedestal Granite 800 750 750 Fair
Base Concrete 650 1700 1700 Fair
Tablet White marble 250 750 30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919.
R. [COSTALL,]PTE. DURHAM L.I.
W. DUROW,1ST CLASS [BOY] H.M.S. "FORMIDABLE".
A. [DAVIS,][PTE] 3RD LEICESTER [REG]
T. DAVIS,PTE. 4TH NOTTS AND [DERBYS.]
J. W. JAMES,PTE. [3RD] GRENADIER [GUARDS] M.G.S.
G. H. MORGAN,MAJOR (ACTING) ROYAL [WELSH] FUSILIERS.
"HEROES ALL, FOR US [THEY DIED]"

Tablet on 6 o'clock face of steps:

WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
ABLE SEAMAN ALBERT HARRIS. NAVY.
PTE. TREVASE ARTHUR HEMSTOCK.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS.
PTE. DESMOND MARTIN.
KING'S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY.
LANCE-SERGT. GEORGE ARTHUR SARSON.
GRENADIER GUARDS.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 6 4 10
Number served and returned 0 0  0
Total names 6 4 10
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be Stanley and Stanley Common Parish Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Stanley Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Stanley and Stanley Common Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1920: The memorial was made by W Bailey of Ilkeston. It is said to have been donated by the Mapperley Colliery Company.

4th September, 1921: The memorial was unveiled by Maj Beaumont-Checkland MC JP and dedicated by Rev A W Bell, vicar of Ilkeston and Rural Dean.

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Stanley Conservation Area.

3rd July, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

2008: Restoration of the memorial included cleaning, repointing, repairs to the concrete step and providing an incised inscription to the tablet. The work was part funded by the War Memorials Trust.

17th October, 2016: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1438668.

References
Derbyshire Advertiser, 11th February 1921 p 14 col 5: A report on the dedication ceremony.
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