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St Clement and St James's Church - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial screen at St Clement and St James's Church, Horsley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Screen Plaque Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Chancel Arch
St Clement and
 St James's Church
Church St
Horsley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE21 5BR

NGR:
SK 37538 44506
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
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Type
Overall type: Screen.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A rood screen with an accompanying plaque.

The oaken screen occupies the full width of the chancel arch up to the height of the arch springings. It has a flat top but does not bear a rood or other feature. The screen has a broad central arch providing access to the chancel and has three bays to each side which are panelled to dado height and open above. The styles and muntins are of moulded section and the panels have blind tracery at the head with a frieze at the top bearing a repeated curvilinear motif. The head of each bay contains delicate panel tracery with rosettes on the cusps, and the spandrels of the central arch have blind carvings of flowing foliage, with rosettes in the intrados. The head of the complete screen comprises a deep cornice with concave mouldings below and an intricate carved frieze above depicting vines, bunches of grapes, buds, tendrils and other foliage. Above the cornice is a low rail with delicate pierced carvings of alternating rosettes and acanthus leaves above and cusps below.

To the south of the chancel arch is a wall-mounted oblong bronze plaque with a narrow moulded border and an applied inscription and namelist in different styles of gilded lettering, with the maker's name at the bottom right corner.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Screen Oak 3070 4400 500 Fair
Plaque Bronze 530 585 10 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS OAK SCREEN AND BRONZE TABLET WERE ERECTED
BY THE PARISHIONERS OF HORSLEY AS A THANK OFFERING
TO ALMIGHTY GOD FOR VICTORY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
PTE C CROOKS
Q M SERGT E FAKE
CORP H GAUNT
PTE M GREGORY
PTE J E HARRISON
DRIVER P HAWTHORNE
PTE J JACKSON
PTE A MEACHAM
SAPPER V PEACOCK
PTE G H RHODES
PTE A V TAYLOR
SERGT MAJOR G E TURNER
Royal Lancers 
South Staffs. 
2nd East Yorks. 
Notts. & Derbys. 
Machine Gun Corps. 
R.F.A. 
Notts. & Derbys. 
K.R.R. 
R.F. 
Australian Field Arty. 
6th Leicesters. 
West Yorks. 




R.I.P.

S Rhys Williams M.A. Vicar
G Hanson Sale ) Church -
T Whilton Brown ) Wardens
John Morris   )     

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 12 12
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 12 12
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Horsley Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Horsley Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1919: The screen cost over £250.

8th February, 1920: The screen was dedicated and the plaque unveiled by The Ven Archbishop E E Noakes.

5th September, 1994: The church lies within the Horsley Conservation Area first designated on that date.

13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109138. The screen is mentioned in the listing description.

3rd April, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph,11th February 1920, p2 col8: a report of the unveiling and dedication of the memorial.

Derbyshire Advertiser, 13th February 1920, p5 col6: a brief reference to the cost of the screen.

The King's England, Derbyshire, Arthur Mee, Hodder and Staughton, 1947, p162: a brief refeence to the screen.
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