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Memorial Title

Maj J Jessop CB

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials:
a description of a war memorial tablet to Maj John Jessop CB in St Matthew's Church, Pentrich, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
Main Rd (B6016)
Pentrich
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 3RE

NGR:
38974 52615 ±5m
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Location details:
On the south wall of the south aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wall-mounted white marble tablet set within an elaborate sandstone and marble frame. The plain tablet has a pointed arch top and bears an inscription incised in upright sentence-case gothic lettering coloured black with selected rubricated initials. The sandstone frame has a triangular arch head surmounted by a fleurs de lys finial and with a coloured coat of arms at the centre. To each side of the tablet are miniature pink marble columns and at the foot is a band of carved flowers. The sculptor's name is incised on the right edge of the frame.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 750 530 - Fair
Frame Sandstone, marble c2400 1340 160 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Napoleonic Wars. Peninsular War. Totals
Action Battle of Waterloo
(18 Jne 1815)
Not specified.
Number died 0 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names 1 1 1
Sacred
to the Memory of
Major John Jessop, C.B.
of Butterley Hall, in this County.
Late of H. M. 44th, Regiment,
in which he served during the Peninsular War.
He was also severely wounded
at the ever memorable Battle of Waterloo.
He was born September 8th. 1779,
and died September 13th. 1869.
Side of frame:
J. B. ROBINSON
  SCULPTOR
    DERBY.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Pentrich Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pentrich Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109151.

26th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
The aggressive and exaggerated description of the battle bears little resemblance to modern analysis and interpretation of the invasion.

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