Smalley Boys Endowed School
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Smalley Boys Endowed School

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross for the former Smalley Boys Endowed School at Smalley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial WW1 names WW2 names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Richardson Endowed
 Primary School
Main Rd (A608)
Smalley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6EF

NGR:
SK 40752 44587 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is in the northwest corner of the schoolyard, next to the entrance gates and facing the road but partly obscured by the school's boundary wall.
Type
Overall type: Cross Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A sandstone wheel cross on a rectangular battered pedestal and three-stepped base with granite tablets attached to the pedestal and base. The cross has sprays of laurel leaves on the three limbs and crossed rifles on the shaft, all in relief. The original inscription is presumed to have become eroded and illegible and has been replaced by polished grey granite tablets. On the 6 o’clock face of the pedestal is a trapezoidal tablet with hollow chamfers at the edges and the WW1 inscription incised in upright, mainly capital, roman lettering coloured white with the names in two columns. On the 6 o'clock face of the upper step is a long narrow tablet with hollow chamfers at the edges and the WW2 inscription incised in upright roman lettering coloured white with the names arranged in three columns. Part of the original inscription survives on the 3 o'clock face of the pedestal and the maker's name is on the second step, both incised in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone 1470 500 145 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 750 870 630 Fair
Base Sandstone 950 1610 1400 Fair
Tablet Grey granite 565 790 40 Good
Tablet Grey granite 140 1010 30 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o’clock face of cross: 1914 1919
THEY GAVE
THEMSELVES

Upper tablet: Smalley Boys Endowed School
ROLL OF HONOUR
ANNABLE WILLISHONEY GEORGE
ATTENBOROUGH AR.HORSLEY HAROLD
ATTENBOROUGH FREK. HKERRY THOS. ANTHONY
ATTENBOROUGH THOS.MARTIN LEONARD
BACON JOSEPHMARTIN REGINALD
BEARDSLEY GEORGEMEE GEORGE
BEARDSLEY HAROLDMEE MARK
CLARKE ARTHURMOSS WILFRED
CRESSWELL ERNESTNEWTON HARRY
DANIELS SIDNEYSKINNER HARRY
FLETCHER ALBERTSMITH FRANK
FLETCHER ARTHURTOPLIS CYRIL
GILLOTT WALTERWHEATLEY SAMUEL
GREEN THOMASWOODHOUSE JOHN ARTHUR

Lower tablet: ABBOTT ROYKIMPTON RONALDCHAMBERS RONALD
BARDILL CECIL1939-1945RODGERS HARRY
BRADDOCK FREDCARDIN KENNETHWESTON FRED
BRIGGS HORACEOATES WILLIAMWHITE WILLIAM

3 o’clock face of pedestal: ERECTED
BY THE OLD BOYS

3 o’clock face of base: BERESFORD

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 28 11 39
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 28 11 39
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the school governors

Local authorities:
From WW1: Smalley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Smalley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1920s: The memorial was executed by James Beresford and Sons, of Belper and Derby. It was provided by the old boys.

c1950s: A WW2 inscription was presumably added.

July 1958: The school became coeducational.

Unknown date: The granite tablets were added.

17th September 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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