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Mickleover

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross near All Saints' Church, Mickleover, Derby.
Images
Setting Memorial WW1 inscription WW2 inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Etwall Rd
Mickleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE3 0DL

NGR:
SK 30569 34152
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is on a plot of land between the churchyard and the road.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


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

Description:

A Hopton Wood limestone monument comprising a cross on a pedestal and two-stepped base. The plain cross has a tapered shaft with spread feet and surmounts the oblong battered pedestal which has a moulded top, and the two steps of the oblong base, each of which have bevelled tops. The two main faces of the pedestal each bear a trapezoidal bronze tablet with a flat raised border and inscriptions in raised upright capital roman lettering. The memorial is accompanied by two stone vases.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Limestone 2250 950 250 Fair
Pedestal Limestone c1000 c1000 c750 Fair
Base Limestone c550 1370 1110 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque on 6 o'clock face (WW1):
TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD
OF MICKLEOVER
1914 - 1919
2ND. LT.W. H. COXONPTE.E. FOSTER
C.S.M.G. W. DUNN, M.M.PTE.T. H. FOSTER
C.S.M.T. DUNNPTE.W. MACHAM
SERGT.H. H. BALL, M.M.PTE.A. MILLWARD
CORPL.H. A. DUNNPTE.R. E. MILLWARD
CORPL.P. J. FOSTERPTE.A. V. ORME
L-CORPL.A. W. FOSTERPTE.D. OUTRAM
GNR.C. AYREPTE.C. T. RAWSON
A.B.P. W. RAWSONPTE.W. A. SHARDLOW
PTE.L. V. BALLGNR.W. A. THOMPSON
PTE.A. H. CABORNPTE.E. S. TOWNEND
PTE.E. W. DUNSTANPTE.A. WAINWRIGHT
PTE.A. FOSTERPTE.J. E. WALTERS
Plaque on 6 o'clock face (WW2):
TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD
OF MICKLEOVER
1939 - 1945
GNR.T. A. BODENPTE.W. LANGSTON
F/OG. BOOTHF/OM. R. MOORLEY
SGT.S. BRADLEYSGT.L. G. MOSELEY
ABLE. SMN.H. BURGESSSGT.K. E. PEAKE
PTE.H. E. CLARKEF/OM. S. SMITH
SPR.F. COTTINGTONSGT.C. STORER
SGT.J. R. DAWSONSPR.F. V. THORNHILL
SGT.E. DOLPHINSGT.R. THOMPSON
PTEA. JAMESO. SMN..A. WARNER
SGT. H. W. WRIGHT
SGT. L. G. BENTLEY

12 o'clock face of base:GADSBY & CO.
SCULPTORS. DERBY.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 26 20 46
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 26 20 46
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Mickleover Parish Council; Repton 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: Derby City Council (unitary authority).
History and Conservation
1901: The privately owned parcel of land between the churchyard and the road contained a cluster of buildings.

By 1914: The buildings on the site had been demolished and the land was undeveloped.

c1920: The land was donated by Mr Hodkinson.

c1920: The memorial was procured, possibly by the parish council, the money being raised by public subscription and included £12 10s 0d remaining from the Mickleover Soldiers and Sailors Welcoming Committee Fund. The memorial was created by W Gadsby and Co, sculptors of Derby.

23rd May, 1920: The memorial was unveiled by Maj Gen Sir Reginald Hoskins at a ceremony conducted by Rev R C Bindley, vicar.

6th November, 1949: The WW2 plaque was unveiled and dedicated.

Unknown date: An extra name was added to the WW2 plaque.

March, 1975: The Mickleover Conservation Area was first designated. The memorial lies within the area.

6th August, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

2nd February, 2016: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1431898.
References
Ordnance Survey, 1:2500 map, sheet Derbyshire LIV.3, 1901.

Ordnance Survey, 1:2500 map, sheet Derbyshire LIV.3, 1914.

Derbyshire Advertiser; 29th May, 1920; p5col6: a report on the unveiling ceremony.

Derby Telegraph; 5th November, 1949; p5: an announcement of the forthcoming unveiling ceremony.
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