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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Amber Valley
Town
Kedleston
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61549
Current location

In the library.
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Rd
Kedleston
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE22 5JH
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 312 402
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A themed ivory chess set and ivory table top board, kept within a wooden framed glass top-case. The chess pieces represent two armies, one Indian, one British. The King and Queen of both armies are mounted on Indian Elephants. The Indian King and Queen pieces sit within two elaborate roofed howdahs, whilst the British King and Queen sit in two un-roofed howdahs with the Queen holding a parasol. The Indian bishop piece is an ox and the knight piece is mounted on a camel. The British bishop piece is a lion and the knight piece is mounted on a pony. The pawns are carved as Indian soldiers and British soldiers. All chess pieces are carved in detail.
Inscription
(None) Caption: THESE IVORY CHESSMEN AND/ CHESS BOARD WERE SENT BY/ SIR WILLIAM RUMBOLD Bt./ FROM CALCUTTA AS A PRESENT/ TO FELICITE LADY SCARSDALE/ IN DECEMBER 1815.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth c1000mm, height c100mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Ivory
  • Case
    Measurements: depth c1100mm, height c1000mm, width c1100mm
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
10 February 1972: The hall lies within the Kedleston Conservation Area designated on this date. 25 September 1951: Hall listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1311507. The hall lies within Kedleston Hall Park listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. The hall is listed in the Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record) HER Number 21901. The hall is listed in the PastScape register based on the National Monuments Record national historic environment database.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The National Trust

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