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Memorial
Title
W Beal
Images
Grave Headstone
Locations
Last known location:
St Michael's Churchyard
Church La
Pleasley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG19 7TD

NGR:
SK 50375 64591 ±5m
Location details:
On the western side of the old churchyard, due west of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair; the inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The oblong grey granite headstone has rounded decorative shoulders and a wheel cross in relief on the right. The inscription is inlaid in black metal lettering, mostly in upright block capitals, but some letters are missing, including all of the names.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 750 900 100 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
CATHERINE BEAL],
DIED MARCH 8TH. 1921, AGED 66 YEARS.
ALSO [ENOS BEAL],
BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE,
DIED FEBY 22ND 1938, AGED 85 YEARS.
ALSO [WILFRED], SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION APRIL 25TH 1918,
AGED 24 YEARS.
[Some letters missing.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Beal Family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Pleasley Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pleasley Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
11th February, 1987: The memorial lies within the Pleasley Village Conservation Area first designated on that date.

18th August, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson