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Memorial
Title
Capt The Hon W Curzon - Tablet
Images
Setting Tablet Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Church
Kedleston Park
Kedleston Rd
Kedleston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE22 5JH

NGR:
SK 31226 40310
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
At the east end of the south wall of the south transept.
Type
Overall type: Tablet


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wall mounted white marble tablet with a moulded cornice at the head, straight sides and a decorative edge at the foot. The incised inscription is in mainly sentence case upright lettering. The tablet is supplemented by small thin pieces of carved marble comprising flags, foliage and the family crest of a hawk above the cornice, and a boss at the foot. The whole is mounted on a panel of black paint applied directly to the wall, resulting in the appearance of a backboard.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble c550 c600 c50 Good
Detail White marble c300 c400 c30 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise..
Inscription
Tablet:
Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM CURZON,
4th. Son of Lord Scarsdale, late Capt. in the 69th. Ft. & D.A.A.G.
A Youth of fairest promise!
Whose professional merit, amiable qualities, & private worth,
Had distinguish’d Him as a Soldier, endear’d Him to his Family, Friends, & Comrades.
He enter’d the Army at the age of 16,
Appointed to an Ensigney in the 9th. from the R. M. College,
And having honorably served throughout the War in the Peninsular,
And already bled in the cause of Nations,
Fell alas! fighting with devoted gallantry,
On that day of triumph & tears, which seal’d their Deliverance;
Being slain in the Battle of Waterloo June 18th. 1815, in his 24th. year.
His Country will record His Name in the list of the Brave.
To preserve It on the Spot where its Remembrance will be most precious,
This tablet is raised by his affectionate Parents,
Who deploring His loss, with their surviving Children,
Bow to the Divine Will & repose in the blessed belief,
That He has exchang’d His Laurels, for a Crown of Glory,
The Meed of His Virtues.


Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict Peninsular War (1810-1814) Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Number died 0 1
Number served and returned 1 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian:
The Churches Conservation Trust.

Local authorities:
After WW1: Kedleston Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Kedleston Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
13 February 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1335331.

10 February 1972: The church lies within the Kedleston Conservation Area designated on that date.

The church lies within Kedleston Hall Park listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

The church is listed in the Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record) HER Number 21903.

The church is listed in the PastScape register based on the National Monuments Record national historic environment database.

17th July, 2011: Surveyed by Roy Branson.
References
All Saints' Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire. Anon. Published by The Churches Conservation Trust. Undated. Unregistered. p15: A brief description.
Comments
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