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Memorial
Title
Chesterfield - South African War
Images
Setting Plaque
Locations
Last known location:
Our Lady and All
 Saints' Church
Rykneld Square
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S40 1XJ

NGR:
SK 38516 71171
(From online digital mapping)
Location details:
The memorial is at the east end of the nave, on the north side of the tower arch behind the pulpit.

The church is also known as St Mary and All Saints' Church

Rykneld Square was formerly known as Church Way
Type
Overall type: Plaque


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wall mounted, upright, oblong brass plaque. The plaque has a raised moulded border and a design at the head incorporating columns, arches, fleurs de lys, roundels bearing badges including the royal crown, and motifs of crossed rifles in a wreath. The inscription is in raised upright capital lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 1220 835 30 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Plaque:
TO THE MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING NON COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS AND MEN FROM CHESTERFIELD WHO FELL IN
ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR DISEASE IN SOUTH AFRICA
DURING THE CAMPAIGN OF 1899 TO 1902.
(Names)
THIS MEMORIAL IS PLACED HERE BY THE PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
OF THE INHABITANTS OF CHESTERFIELD AND DISTRICT

Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict Second Boer War (1899-1902)
Number died 12
Number served and returned  0
Total names 12
Administration
Custodian: -

Local authorities:
1899: Borough of Chesterfield; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chesterfield Borough Council (unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
History
15th July, 1971: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List For England reference 1334708.

24th November, 1976: The church lies within the Chesterfield Town Centre Conservation Area designated on that date.

18th January, 2012: Surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald; 9th May, 1903; pp7 & 9: Reports on the subscription fund and the provision of plaques.
Comments
The original committee aimed to raise funds from the public to provide financial help to returning soldiers, their families or widows On closing the fund, remaining money was used to provide this and similar plaques elsewhere.
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