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Hope, Aston, Thornhill, Brough, Shatton, Offerton and Highlow

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial pillar at Hope, Derbyshire, commemorating WW1 and WW2 participants of Hope, Aston, Thornhill, Brough, Shatton, Offerton and Highlow.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face 9 o'clock face 12 o'clock face 9 o'clock face Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Sherwood Ave
Hope
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 6RQ

NGR:
SK 17338 83444 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is on a triangular road island in Sherwood Ave at its junction with Station Rd (A6187).
Type
Overall type: Pillar Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A large sandstone ashlar pillar with stepped top, slightly resembling a cenotaph but without any representation of a tomb. The 6 o’clock face has a carved wreath at the head, a projecting ledge with cornice, and an egg and dart frieze above the inscription in raised capital block lettering. The two sides have projecting faces and all four sides bear stone tablets with the inscriptions and names incised in upright capital roman lettering. The pillar rests on a two-stepped stone base on a raised triangular platform with stone faced walls and copings and a stepped access at the 6 o’clock face. Two rectangular stone vases, each with a wreath in relief, are placed on the stepped base.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pillar Sandstone ahlar 4750 2300 1700 Fair
Base Stone 420 4400 4000 Fair
Tablet
(6 o'clock face)
Sandstone 1800 910 30 Fair
Tablet
(6 o'clock face)
Sandstone 220 730 50 Fair
Tablet
(6 o'clock face)
Sandstone 400 1220 50 Fair
Tablet
(9 o'clock face)
Sandstone 1800 800 30 Fair
Tablet
(12 o'clock face)
Sandstone 2800 900 25 Fair
Tablet
(3 o'clock face)
Sandstone 1800 800 25 Fair
Vase x 2 Sandstone 210 595 205 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 9 o'clock face:
PRO PATRIA HOPE
THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED BY
THE INHABITANTS
OF
HOPE ASTON
THORNHILL
BROUGH & SHATTON
AS A MARK OF
GRATITUDE TO
THE MEN WHO SERVED
IN H M FORCES IN THE
EUROPEAN WAR
1914 - 1918
THESE LOST THEIR LIVES
J D ADAMSON
J R ARMSTRONG
C ARMSTRONG
B ASHTON
F ASHTON
V BROUGH
A E BULLIVANT
F CHAPMAN
H CHAPMAN
W W CHADWICK
W COTTERILL
I COOPER
G H L DAKIN
J EYRE
W EVANS
W GILL
G GOULD
G GIBBINS
O GREEN
A HADFIELD
B HADFIELD
F HADFIELD
J L HADFIELD
M HADFIELD
E L HALLAM
R HALLAM
D ARMSTRONGHOPE
E DALTON, ,
J DUGDALE, ,
J MARSDEN, ,
S OLLERENSHAW, ,
T OLLERENSHAW, ,
W WHITTINGHAM, ,
P FROGGATTTHORNHILL
C. GREAVES.OFFERTON
R. EYDES.HIGHLOW
J. O. HASMANHIGHLOW
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
E. DALTONR. F. SUTTON
J. FIRTHR. SINGLETON
E. LITTLEWOODS. WAINE
J. H. WALKER

12 o'clock face: 3 o'clock face:
ASTON
J CRESSWICK
C DALTON
J GRAHAM
G E WELLS
P WELLS

BROUGH AND
SHATTON
J BROOKHAM
E CHAPMAN
W CHAPMAN
L DUNGWORTH
E DUNGWORTH
W EYRE
J KIRK
A MALTBY
F WILLSON

THORNHILL
G ANDREW
A DARWENT
F DARWENT
J D DARWENT
W DARWENT
T DARWENT
F A DUFFIELD
J B FROGGATT
F HANCOCK
G LEE
W MARSDEN
W OTTER
O SIDEBOTTOM
H WILSON
R BOOKLESS
HOPE

J H HALLAM
G HALL
H HARRISON
D LEWIS
A LESSONS
W H MILLS
R F NICHOLSON
F J NICHOLSON
G E OLLERENSHAW
J OLLERENSHAW
M OLLERENSHAW
J H PURSGLOVE
F PURSGLOVE
G PROCTOR
P RANDALL
E SHIRT
H SHIRT
R SEALEY
T W TURNER
W TURNER
W TYM
J F TOWNSEND
W WEAVER
R WEAVER
W GREEN
H C NEEDHAM
W GREEN

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 11 7  18
Number served and returned 82 0  82
Total names 93 7 100
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hope Parish Council, Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hope Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council. (But see Comments below).
History and Conservation
c1920s: The memorial was constructed.

c1950s: The WW2 tablet was added.

Unknown date: The tablet for Offerton and Highlow was added.

17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated. The memorial lies within its area.

24th September, 1984: The memorial was listed Grade II for its group value only, Heritage List for England number .

Unknown date: The Hope Conservation Area was designated. The memorial lies within it.

24th June, 2010: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for but there was some spalling on the tablet on the 9 o'clock face.
References
Comments
The wording at the head of the inscription identifies Hope, Aston, Thornhill, Brough and Shatton and it would seem that those villages represent the residents who provided the memorial, the relevant parishes being Hope, Aston, Thornhill and Brough and Shatton. However, commemorated names include some from Offerton and Highlow, still independent parishes to the southeast and now within Derbyshire Dales District Council.

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