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Memorial Title

Capt A T England - Window

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Boer War memorial to Capt Alick England at Kirk Langley, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael's Church
Church La
Kirk Langley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 4NG

NGR:
SK 28646 38858
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The memorial is in the north wall of the Meynell Chapel, which is at the east end of the north aisle.
Type
Overall type: Window.


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

Description:

A two-light stained glass window. The two lancet lights and a small central pane, are set within the Y-tracery of a gothic opening and contain glass in reds, golds and blue. Each light has a border of alternating flowers and foliage, a ribbon at the head bearing a text, a principal figure, and the inscription on a band across the foot. The left figure is of a bearded saint wearing robes of white and gold, holding a book with a text from Luke 24:53, and with a winged calf at his feet. This may allude to St Luke who is sometimes represented as an ox, which is a symbol of sacrifice. The right light has a depiction of a young saint in red and white and gold robes, reading from a book and with an eagle at his feet. This may represent St John the Evangelist with the Book of Revelations. The texts and inscription are in upright sentence-case gothic lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window Stained glass c2200 c950 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Ribbon at head of left light: Ribbon at head of left light:
Behold I bring you
good tidings of great joy
God so loved the world that
He gave His only begotten Son
Book in left light:
And were
continually
in the temple
praising and
blessing
God
AMEN
Inscription across foot of both lights:
To the Glory of God and in memory of
This window is given by his brother and
Alick England, Capt: 45th. Regiment,
friend Godfrey Meynell Capt: 53rd. Regiment.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second Boer War (1899-1902) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Kirk Langley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Kirk Langley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109095.

28th June, 1995: The church lies within the Kirk Langley Conservation Area designated on that date.

25th June, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
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