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Memorial Title

Bolsover Wesleyan Methodist Church

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial commemorating the fallen from Bolsover Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Bolsover Methodist Church
Hill Top (B6419)
Bolsover
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 6NG

NGR:
SK 47319 70661
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is inside at the north end of the east wall.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white marble tablet with a moulded cornice at the top, chamfered sides decorated with carved spheres and with the bottom corners projecting over inverted moulded cornices. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering with the names in two columns.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 625 860 115 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
 TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS CHURCH WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
HENRY SMEDLEY
ARTHUR WILLIE HOWARD
EDWARD BLOOD
ELIJAH WIGMORE
CHARLES MORLEY HOUFTON
ABRAHAM C. BENNETT MOODY
EDWARD TURNER
ERNEST WILCOX
HENRY SMEDLEY
SAMUEL CUTTS
CHARLES JAMES THURLBY
JOHN WILLIAM HEBB
WALTER PERCY WRIGHT
MELVILLE DAYKIN
GEORGE AMOS
HARRY TURNER
TOM POSKITT
ERNEST STOKES
GEORGE EDWARD FERN
JOHN THOMAS LEE
FREDERICK STOCKS
HERBERT CHARLES RAYNOR

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 22 22
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 22 22
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the managers of the church

Local authorities:
From WW1: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Old Bolsover Town Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1920: The tablet was installed.

17th July, 1971: The Wesleyan Methodist Church lies within the Bolsover Conservation Area first designated on that date.

Unknown dates: The Wesleyan Methodist Church was renamed the Trinity Methodist Church and subsequently the Bolsover Methodist Church.

2nd February, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Courier, 10th January 1920, p9: a report on the forthcoming provision of the memorial.
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