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Memorial Title

The Leylands Cottage Homes

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial cottage homes at The Leylands, Derby.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Eborn House
The Leylands
Broadway
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE22 1AY

NGR:
SK 34194 37879
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Eborn House is near the middle of the private estate. The tablet is outside, on the south wall.
Type
Overall type: War memorial village


Overall condition: Good. The memorial is well maintained.


Description:

A war memorial village comprising sheltered accomodation for retired people. Accomodation is provided in semi-detached bungalows and apartment blocks with associated welfare facilities. The development surrounds a large private house, Eborn House, which was requisitioned by the army during WW2 and subsequently adapted to be the centre of the development. It is now the administration centre for the site and bears a stone tablet with metal sundial marking the official opening. Nothing at the site indicates that it is a war memorial and it is not generally recognised as such, but a contemporary newspaper report contained a statement that it was "planned by the Institution as a war memorial".

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Land and buildings - c4ha - - Good
Tablet Stone c1800 c900 - Fair
Sundial Metal 700 c700 c300 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Around the four sides of the sundial:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
THE LINEN AND
WOOLLEN DRAPERS
INSTITUTION AND
COTTAGE HOMES
In the lower half of the tablet:
TO MARK THE INAUGURATION
OF THE ESTATE THIS SUNDIAL
WAS UNVEILED BY THE PRESIDENT
WILLIAM H. EBORN M.B.E. IN
THE PRESENCE OF TRUSTEES
AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
OF MANAGEMENT
21st. JUNE 1950
Administration
Custodian: The Retail Trust

Local authorities:
From WW2: Darley Abbey Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation).
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
21st June, 1950: The estate was inaugurated by the Linen and Woollen Drapers' Institution, part of Cottage Homes.

Early 1950s: The estate was developed to designs by T P Bennett, Architect, of London.

1960s: The estate was extended to designs by T P Bennett, Architect, of London.

24th February, 1977: Eborn House was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1215903.

6th January, 1994: The Leylands Estate Conservation Area was designated.

2001: Cottage Homes changed its name to Retail Trust.

15th February, 2018: The site was photographed and researched by Roy Branson.
References
Derby Telegraph; 22nd June, 1950; p8 col1: a report of the inauguration of the site and unveiling of the tablet.
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