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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Amber Valley
Town
Smalley
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS J BERESFORD AND SON (Mason)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14193

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Current location

Northwest corner of schoolyard
next to the entrance gates.
Richardson Endowed Primary School
Main Rd (a608)
Smalley
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE7 6EF
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 407 445
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A sandstone wheel cross on a rectangular battered pedestal and three-stepped base with grey polished granite tablets attached to the 6 o'clock faces of the pedestal and base. Cross has sprays of leaves and crossed rifles in relief. Inscriptions on the tablets are incised in upright roman lettering coloured white, that on the pedestal is incised in upright capital block lettering. Maker's mark incised on side corner of upper step.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross: 1914 1919/ THEY GAVE/ THEMSELVES Upper tablet: Smalley Boys Endowed School/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ (Names) Lower tablet: 1939-1945/ (Names) 3 o'clock face of pedestal: ERECTED/ BY THE OLD BOYS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Annable, Willis
Attenborough, A R
Attenborough, Fred K H
Attenborough, Thomas
Beardsley, George
Beardsley, Harold
Clarke, Arthur
Cresswell, Ernest
Daniels, Sidney
Fletcher, Albert
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 145mm, height 1470mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 630mm, height 750mm, width 870mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1400mm, height 940mm, width 1610mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 40mm, height 565mm, width 790mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
September 2009: The two granite tablets appear to be recent additions, the upper one may obscure some earlier inscription. From the location, close against a wall, it seems likely that the memorial may have previously been located elsewhere.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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