Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

St Peter's Church

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial cross formerly at St Peter's Church, Woodthorpe, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Cross Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Norbriggs Rd
Woodthorpe
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 3BU

NGR:
SK 45013 74605 ±5m OR
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Location details:
On the western verge of the road at the junction with Woodthorpe Rd and Bridle Rd.

Previous location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Woodthorpe Rd
Woodthorpe
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S43 3BZ

NGR:
SK 45125 74552
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Location details:
The church has been closed, sold and converted to a private residence but the memorial was formerly southeast of the church near to the roadside wall.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


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

Description:

A white marble latin cross on a three stepped-base and a plinth. The inlaid inscription is in upright sentence-case gothic and upright capital block lettering on the 6 o'clock face of the cross and all faces of the plinth. The makers’ names are on the plinth. The memorial has a paved surround and is enclosed by a low steel railing painted black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 910 495 95 Fair
Base White marble 550 660 500 Fair
Plinth White marble 75 915 750 Fair
Paving Concrete slabs - - - Fair
Railings Mild steel - - - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of cross:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 13 4 17
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 13 4 17
Sacred
TO
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
6 o'clock face of base:
In
Grateful Memory
OF THE HEROIC SOLDIERS
OF THIS HAMLET
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING & COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR.
1914 – 1918
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN GIVETH HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND".
9 o'clock face of base:
L.CPL. J. H. CHURM.
SHERWOODS.
PTE. T. H. CHILD.
SHERWOODS.
PTE. J. HADLEY.
SHERWOODS.
PTE. H. NEWMAN.
SHERWOODS.
PTE. J. T. OAKLEY, SHERWOODS.
 " H. SMEDLEY,  "      
 " W. WILKINS,   "      
3 o'clock face of base:
PTE. W. WINNARD.
SHERWOODS.
PTE. J. W. GILLINGS.
SHERWOODS.
PTE. S. MERRICK.
R. FUSILS..
PTE. J. WHITLEY.
R. FUSILS..
PTE. F. TUFFS, R. FUSILS..
 " W. LEWIS, R.F.A.  
12 o'clock face of base:
1939 - 1945
PILOT OFFICER GORDON COLLIS
ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
PRIVATE JOHN FLETCHER
LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT GEOFFREY TONKS
ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
GUARDSMAN THOMAS IRESON
SCOTS GUARDS
6 o'clock face of plinth:
R. S. KNIGHT - STAVELEY.
3 o'clock face of plinth:
HOPKINSON MEMORIALS OF STAVELEY.
Administration
Custodian: Staveley Town Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Staveley Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Staveley Parish Council; Staveley Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Staveley Town Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Unknown date: The memorial was made by R S Knight of Staveley, Derbyshire and installed in the churchyard.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

1992: The memorial was removed from the churchyard by the church authorities prior to the site being sold and Chesterfield Borough Council arranged for it to be renovated by Hopkinson Memorials of Staveley and relocated on Norbriggs Road.

4th February 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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