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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shelter
District
Broxtowe
Town
Kimberley
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: Sir Henry Dennis Readzett, Chairman of the Gillbrook Leather Works and Managing Director of the Digby Colliery Company
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: Revd Frederic Hart, whose son, 2nd Lieutenant Charles Hart was killed in Africa
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59089
Current location

Main Street
Kimberley
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
NG16 2LY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 50097 44647
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A colourwashed reconstituted stone shelter in the style of a domed butter cross. The circular three stepped stone base carries six columns surmounted by a ring entablature supporting a copper clad dome. The central hexagonal pier originally bore an incised inscription commemorating World War One but now bears four inscribed bronze tablets to both world wars which cover the earlier inscription. The pier projects through the dome to support a square lantern with four clock faces, cupola and flaming torch finial. The door in the pier gives access to a clock mechanism. The inscription on the frieze is in upright capital lettering coloured black, and on plaques in raised upright capital letters coloured white. The dome was covered with copper in 2008
Inscription
Frieze: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 6 o'clock face upper plaque: THIS MONUMENT/ WAS ERECTED IN/ PROUD AND LOVING/ MEMORY / OF THOSE/ BRAVE MEN OF/ KIMBERLEY/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ AND FOR THE/ CAUSE OF JUSTICE/ AND FREEDOM/ IN THE/ TWO GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945 6 o'clock face lower plaque: 1939-1945/ (Names)/ (1914-(1918/ (Names) 8 o'clock plaque: (Names) 4 o'clock plaque: (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Roof
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
In 2015 a grant of £825 was awarded through War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme towards a structural report to assess the condition and make recommendations on the repair. With the detailed Specification of Works prepared through the above a further application was made for funding which led to a grant of £50,000 in 2017 awarded through War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme supported by the First World War Memorials Programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. This is one of the largest grants awarded during the centenary. It supported a comprehensive programme of repair and conservation works in-line with best conservation practice which is guided by publications such as Historic England's The Conservation, Repair and Management of War Memorials. As with all grant-aided projects undertaken which have a total cost greater than £10,000 a conservation-accredited professional advisor was involved with the works. And, as a listed structure, Listed Building Consent was obtained to allow the works to be undertaken. The project included cleaning of both stone and metalwork, replacement of fixings which had corroded, repairs to the dome and rainwater goods, structural works, re-painting of lettering and an application of SmartWater, as part of the In Memoriam 2014 initiative, to deter theft of the metal elements. Works to the dome returned the design to the original stone finish in keeping with what was chosen by those who erected the war memorial following the end of World War I. The project was completed in 2018 and a site visit by a War Memorials Trust Conservation Officer undertaken to discuss the project before the grant was paid.
Costs

Memorial: £1,500 in 1921

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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