Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

R Phelps

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Richard Phelps added to a gravestone in St Werburgh's Churchyard, Blackwell.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Werburgh's Churchyard
Church Hill
Blackwell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 5HN

NGR:
SK 44443 58474 ±5m
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Location details:
Close to the northern corner of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a grey granite headstone on a family grave. The tall headstone has a pointed arch top with chamfered edges, recessed sides, a design of incised foliation at the head and a geometric pattern at the sides, and has the inscription incised in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong granite base and rests on stone (possibly sandstone) kerbs that have the maker’s mark incised on the internal face.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 1235 620 140 Fair
Base Grey granite 300 765 280 Fair
Kerbs Stone c150 c850 c1900 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Face of headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
IN
LOVING
MEMORY OF
OUR DEAR DAUGHTER
KATHLEEN PHELPS,
WHO DIED NOV. 25TH. 1921,
AGED 19 YEARS,
"REST AFTER PAIN."
ALSO OUR DEAR SON
RICHARD PHELPS
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
IN FRANCE JULY 1ST. 1916,
AGED 21 YEARS.
"DUTY NOBLY DONE."
ALSO
RICHARD PHELPS,
FATHER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FEB. 23RD. 1927,
AGED 60 YEARS.
"REST IN PEACE."
Inner face of kerbs:
E & H JACKSON
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Phelps family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Blackwell Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Blackwell Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was made by E & H Jackson, monumental masons.

28th December 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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