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Memorial Title

Lt G A Barker

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Napoleonic Wars memorial tablet to Lt George Barker at St Peter's Church, Edensor, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Church
Jap La
Edensor
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1PH

NGR:
SK 25066 69907
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the ground floor of the tower, on the south wall.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white marble tablet on a black stone backboard. The upright oblong tablet has a moulded cornice at the top and is surmounted by a draped urn in relief and at the foot are two moulded brackets. The black painted inscription is in upright capital roman lettering. The stone backboard has a shallow triangular arch top with projecting shoulders.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 885 550 35 Fair
Backboard Black stone 1170 765 40 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALEXANDER BARKER,
ONLY SON OF GEORGE AND DEBORAH BARKER,
LATE OF THIS VILLAGE;
WHO DIED AT TOTLEY VIII FEBRUARY MDCCCXXII,
AGED LXXVII YEARS.
AND OF
ELIZABETH HIS WIFE,
DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND DEBORAH BOSSLEY,
OF BAKEWELL;
WHO DIED XXVII MAY MDCCCXVI, AGED LXVI.
ALSO OF
DEBORAH, ELIZABETH, SARAH, JAMES, AND
ELIZABETH, THEIR CHILDREN;
WHO DIED OF TENDER AGE.
ALSO OF
CALEB THEIR ELDEST SON,
WHO DIED XXIV JULY MDCCCXIV, AGED XLII,
AND ALSO OF
GEORGE ALEXANDER THEIR THIRD SON,
A LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL NAVY,
ON BOARD THE SWIFTSURE IN THE BATTLE OF
TRAFALGAR;
WHO DIED AT CHESTERFIELD VI DECEMBER
MDCCCXVI, AGED XXXI.
ALL WERE INTERRED IN THIS CHURCHYARD
EXCEPT ELIZABETH THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED AND WAS BURIED AT CHESTERFIELD.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815)
(War of the Third Coalition
(Aug-Dec 1805)).
Totals
Action Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805)
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 1 1
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Edensor Parish Council, Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edensor Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The church lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

12th July 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1088158.

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

21st July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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