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Memorial Title

Capt B Winthrop-Smith

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial window to Capt Bernard Winthrop-Smith in St Matthew's Church, Pentrich, Derbyshire.
Images
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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:
In the north wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Window.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A stained glass window of three ogee-headed lights in a segmental arch opening. In the centre light is a depiction of St Michael in golden armour, with wings of purple and blue, vanquishing a green dragon. In the left light is an image of St George in silver armour, a blue cloak, and holding a sword, and in the right light is St Louis of France in blue robes and holding a sceptre. Below the figures is a Biblical quotation in upright capital roman lettering on a ribbon flowing across all three lights and at the foot is the commemorative inscription in black sentence case sloping lettering, again spanning all three lights. Above the lights are six ogee-headed panes set into the tracery.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window (opening) Stained Glass c2700 1800 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
HE HATH DELIVERED MY SOUL IN PEACE FROM THE BATTLE THAT WAS AGAINST ME

To the Glory of God and in loving memory of our son Bernard Winthrop Smith,
Captain, 1st. Scots' Guards died of wounds received at Ypres, Belgium. Nov 15 1914

[Lower inscription also occupies a single line on the memorial.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
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: 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
c1915: The window was made by C W Whall, stained glass artist of Ravencourt Park, Hammersmith.

4 March 1916: The window was unveiled by Rt Rev Dr Charles A Abraham DD, Bishop Suffragan of Derby.

13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109151. The window is mentioned in the listing description.

26th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Derbyshire, in the King's England series; Arthur Mee; p211 in the 1947 edn: a brief mention of the window.
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