Derby School

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Reference WMO109628


St Helen's House

King Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A Portland stone obelisk on the north side of the forecourt. The memorial is Grade II listed and stands in the grounds of the Grade I listed Derby Grammar School, St Helen's House. The list description suggests that the memorial may have been designed by Bloomfield. It commemorates the fallen from the school. It was originally designed as a memorial to those from World War I with World War II names being added later. In 2012 War Memorials Trust was informed that the site is currently being redeveloped.
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6 o'clock face of pedestal: TO THE/ MEMORY OF/ MEMBERS/ OF THIS/ SCHOOL/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT/ WAR/ 1914-1918/ DERBY/ 19-SCHOOL-21 9 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 12 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 6 o'clock face of obelisk: THIS FURTHER INSCRIPTION/ COMMEMORATES THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ 1939-1945 9 o'clock face of obelisk: (Names) 12 o'clock face of obelisk: (Names) 3 o'clock face of obelisk: (Names)

Grade II (England)


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