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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Amber Valley
Town
Ripley
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Unknown, Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Korean War (1950-1953), Unknown, Unknown, Afghanistan (2001-2014), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1940s
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 8 November 2003
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 August 1923
    Attended by: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14185

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Current location

All Saints Church
Church St (b6179)
Ripley
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE5 3BU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 398 505
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A square limestone pillar and pedestal on a sandstone base and plinth, accompanied by later limestone tablets. The pillar has a moulded cornice at the head with a dentilated frieze below it, with various cornices and designs on each face below, including a Latin cross at the centre and a wreath at the base, both in relief. The pedestal has a plain capstone at the top, a moulded frieze at the bottom with hollowed upper surface, and recessed panels on each face containing the names in three columns. The octagonal base comprises an ashlar sandstone wall, the top course dressed and the lower two rough hewn. Its 9 o'clock face is replaced by a limestone tablet bearing the WW2 inscription. The top surface of the base has a layer of limestone chippings, upon which are laid four limestone tablets bearing the names of WW2 and subsequent casualties. The plinth forms an octagonal shallow step of dressed sandstone. The whole was originally surrounded by a low chain railing, now lost. The inlaid inscriptions are in different styles of upright capital lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pillar: 1914/ 1919 6 o'clock face of pedestal: OUR GLORIOUS DEAD / (Names) / ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE 9, 12 and 3 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 9 o'clock face of base: ALSO IN THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM THE/ URBAN DISTRICT OF RIPLEY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR/ 1939 - 1945. 6 o'clock tablet: 1939 - 1945 WAR/ (Names) 3 and 12 o'clock tablet: (Names) 9 o'clock tablet: GERMANY 1947/ (Name)/ MALAYA 1948/ (Name)/ KOREA 1951/ (Name)/ IRAQ 1954/ (Name)/ GERMANY 1970s/ (Name)/ AFGHANISTAN 2007/ (Name)/ IRAQ 2007/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abel, Harold
Allen, John
Allsop, Arthur
Allsop, Chas
Allsop, Joseph
Allsop, Tom
Anthony, Ernest
Argyle, W
Askin, Archie
Atkinson, W A
See details for all 202 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 202
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 202
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 97
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 97
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Unknown
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Unknown
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Unknown
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 930mm, height 4000mm, width 930mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1640mm, height 1520mm, width 1640mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 3000mm, height 500mm, width 3000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 3800mm, height 160mm, width 3800mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: depth 80mm, height 420mm, width 2020mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth -, height -, width -
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
July 2003: Faculty granted for additional names. Unknown date: Chain railings removed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ripley Town Council
Reference

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