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St Clement and St James's Church - WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial screen at St Clement and St James's Church, Horsley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Panelling Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Tower 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:

An inscribed tower screen.

The oaken screen occupies the full opening of the gothic tower arch. The lower half comprises three bays of panelling, the right bay of which is a door giving access to the tower. The styles and muntins are of square section and the lower third of the panelling contains blind tracery at the head while the upper two-thirds also contain blind tracery at the head but bears the applied inscription and names in blue upright capital decorative lettering with rubricated initials. The full width of the panelling has a concave moulding at the head above which the top half of the screen is glazed and contains small panes of obscured glass.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Panelling Oak 2600 2600 c200 Fair
Glazing Oak, metal, glass c2600 2600 c200 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1939 - 1945
TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
R. BELL.
G. H.
BLACKHAM.
G. F. BRIERS.
C. CALVERT.
V.
CRESSWELL.
S. CURZON.
J. DAWES.
E. FORD.
J. R. HUGHES.
F. LUDLAM.
A. MALTBY
AND IN TRIBUTE TO
ALL FROM THIS CHURCH
AND PARISH WHOSE
SERVICE FOR THE
NATION HELPED TO
ACHIEVE VICTORY.
IN THANKFULNESS FOR
THOSE WHO RETURNED
SAFELY FROM ACTIVE
SERVICE . . . AND IN
HONOURABLE MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES.
G. W. OATES.
C. PARKIN.
S. J. PARKIN.
E. PEET.
C. W. RHODES.
C. RILEY.
H. SHAW.
T. SUTTON.
E. M.
TARLTON.
P. V.
THOMPSON.

E. R. VICKERSTAFF. M.A.  
         VICAR.
T. W. BROWN.       
H. BRAGGS.        
G. VICKERS.        
   CHURCHWARDENS.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 21 21
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 21 21
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Horsley Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Horsley Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1950: The screen was installed.

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
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