Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

R R J Corfield

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial kneeler in St John the Baptist's Church at Winster, Derbyshire commemorating the WW2 military service of Robert Corfield.
Images

Face Edges
Locations

Last known location:
St John the Baptist's Church
Elton Rd (B5057)
Winster
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 2DH

NGR:
SK 23948 60575
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
At the altar rail.
Type

Overall type: Kneeler.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A fabric kneeler worked in cross stitch. The top face has the badge of the Royal Engineers in blue, green and gold on a red ground and the four edges bear the inscriptions in gold upright capital lettering on a blue ground. The underside is of hessian with a printed label with handwritten notes regarding the maker and dedication.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kneeler Fabric 270 370 80 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Front edge:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 1
Total names 1
ROYAL
ENGINEERS
Right edge:
ANNIE MURIAL
CORFIELD
1919 [...]
Rear edge:
ROBERT RICHARD JAMES CORFIELD
1918-1994
Left edge:
1939-1945
ARMY
Label on base:
This piece of needlework
donated by ROLAND CORFIELD
was worked by BRENDA NEWSAM
(dedication) ANN & DICK CORFIELD
MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY
JACKSON'S OF HEBDEN BRIDGE
Croft Mill, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AP
Tel 01422-841000

[Part of text worn and illegible.]
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From 1974: Winster Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

17th April, 1951: The church lies in the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

Unknown date: The church lies within the Winster Conservation Area.

12th July 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1335208.

Unknown date: The kneeler was made by Brenda Newsam

22nd February 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition although a small part of the text on one edge was worn and illegible.
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Comments

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