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Memorial
Title

S Kirk

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Setting Grave Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St Mary and
 St Laurence's New
 Churchyard
Langwith Rd (A632)
Hillstown
Bolsover
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 6HQ

NGR:
SK 47640 70028 ±5m
Location details:
The grave is towards the southwestern edge of the cemetery. The cemetery is generally known as St Mary's New Churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is only partly legible.

Description:

An addition to white marble kerbstones on a family grave. The chamfered kerbstones bear the inscription in upright capital block lettering, of which much is missing.


Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs White marble 400 830 2070 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
West kerb: [IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF]
North kerb: [JAMES, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MARY KIRK DIED MAY 3RD 1931, AGED 86 YEARS.]
East kerb: [PEACE
AFTER
PAIN]
South kerb: ALSO SYDNEY, ONLY SON OF JAMES AND M[ARY KIR]K,
DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE MAY 5TH 1917, AGED 22 YEARS.
[Some lettering missing, almost totally from the north and west kerbs.]

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 Kirk family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bolsover Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
6th February, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the kerbstones were intact and the lettering legible some letters were missing, including most of those on the north kerbstone. The grave was in an unkempt condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson