Derbyshire War Memorials
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Holy Trinity Church

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial lychgate at Holy Trinity Church, Mapperley, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Lychgate WW1 tablet WW2 tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Holy Trinity Church
Mapperley La
Mapperley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6BS

NGR:
SK 43455 42929
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
At the junction with Church La.
Type
Overall type: Lychgate.


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

Description:

A lychgate of sandstone ashlar side walls, oak beam superstructure and tiled roof with a wooden latin cross at the gable. Limestone tablets set in the inside faces of the walls have WW1 and WW2 inscriptions inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lychgate Sandstone ashlar, oak, tiles c4000 c3000 c4000 Fair
Tablet Limestone 340 690 - Fair
Tablet Limestone 350 710 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Roof beam: IN MEMORIAM

WW1 tablet: IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE HARRISON NOTTS & DERBYS.
BRITUS MARTIN  -  -  -  K.R.R.
LUTHER MARTIN  -  -  -  R.F.A.
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER.

WW2 tablet: IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM JOSEPH CLIFFE, OXD. & BUCKS. LT. INFANTRY.
THOMAS ERNEST BRIDGES, SHERWOOD FORESTERS.
DESMOND MARTIN,                  
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1939-1945
ALL THEY HAD – THEY GAVE.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 3 3 6
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names 3 3 6
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Mapperley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Mapperley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1921-22: The lychgate was designed by Mr H Tatham Sudbury, architect, of Ilkeston. It was constructed by Mr R Slaney, contractor, of West Hallam using oak donated by the Mapperley Colliery Co. The costs were met by donations from the residents of the village.

13th May, 1922: The memorial was unveiled by Capt W D Drury-Lowe and dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Derby, Rt Rev Charles Abraham.

1940s: The WW2 tablet was added.

27th July, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph, 15th May 1922 p3: a brief report of the unveiling ceremony.

Derbyshire Advertiser, 19th May 1922 p7: photographs and an extensive report of the unveiling ceremony.
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