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Memorial Title

Repton

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials:
a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial pillar to the fallen of Repton at the roadside in Willington Road, Repton, Derbyshire.
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Setting Memorial Inscription Names
Locations

Last known location:
Roadside
Willington Rd (B5008)
Repton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 6FH

NGR:
SK 30322 27114 ±5m
Location details:
On the northern side of the road, next to the church gate.
Type

Overall type: Pillar.


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

Description:

A pale sandstone pillar on a two-stepped base accompanied by two bollards. The pillar is semi-elliptical in plan and has a rounded head with an inscription on the face in various styles. The opening inscription is in upright capital block lettering in an oblong cavo-relievo cartouche. The dedication is incised in upright capital roman lettering on a proud oblong panel, and the names are incised in similar style on the face of the pillar. The base has a semi-elliptical nosed top step over an oblong plain lower step with a rounded sandstone bollard at the two front corners.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pillar Sandstone 1420 1000 330 Good
Base Sandstone 270 1815 980 Good
Bollard x2 Sandstone 410 340 dia Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

REMEMBER

IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE FROM REPTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR OUR FREEDOM
WHILE SERVING THEIR
COUNTRY DURING THE
TWO WORLD WARS OF THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY

1914 ∼ 1918
A. ADAMS, G. H. ARNOLD, R. J. ARNOLD, R. W. ASTLE,
F. BAMFORD, F. G. BAMFORD, H. J. BAMFORD, G. F. BEARD,
G. C. DENT, L. J. DOLMAN,H. J. DOYLE, C. DYER,
A. EATON, G. F. EATON, H. EATON, J. EATON,
C. C. L. GASKIN, A. E. HAWKSWORTH, F. W. HIPKINS,
F. R. HOOKER, R. A. KERRY, J. W. MARRIOTT, H. E. MASSEY,
C. S. MEYER, W. PARKER, H. PATTINSON, G. W. PEGG,
F. H. PINKERTON, W. RATCLIFFE, A. G. SALE,
P. STEVENSON, J. R. TAYLOR, W. THORP, R. C. WARNER,
T. F. WEBSTER, T. H. WOOD.
1939 ∼ 1945
A. W. ADAMS, C. E. FULLER, R. A. FULLER, A. P. J. GRUNDY
J. H. HACKETT A. J. HAWKESWORTH, C. W. KELSEY-WILKINSON,
G. S. MEAKIN, N. R, PEARCE, H. H. PEARSON, G. P. S. REID,
F. J. SEABOURNE, J. H. SMEDLEY.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 36 13
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 36 13
Administration

Custodian: Repton Parish Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Repton Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Repton Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

February 1917: First proposals for a memorial were put forward.

August 1919: A decision was made to construct a wall and gates.

1922: A fund was opened and public subscriptions began to be collected.

17th July 1969: The memorial lies within the Repton Conservation Area first designated on that date.

January 1996 Proposals for a memorial were resurrected and fundraising resumed.

June 1999: Details of the proposed memorial were published. It was designed by W Vincent Cook, architect and constructed by Philip Hamlet, mason, from sandstone from Wingerworth, Derbyshire. The total cost was about £9,000 partly met by the public subscriptions but supplemented by grants including £5,000 from Repton Parish Council, £500 from South Derbyshire District Council and £500 from the Western Front Association.

14th November 1999: The memorial was unveiled and dedicated.

2007: Kerbing was added around the memorial to protect it from traffic, and the footway was resurfaced.

19th May 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References

Burton Mail, 11th June 1999: A report on the proposals.

Derby Telegraph, 17th January 2000, p25: A report on the unveiling.
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