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Memorial Title

Wensley Methodist Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet for Wensley Methodist Church now in the Reading Room, Wensley, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
The Reading Room
Main Rd (B5057)
Wensley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 2LH

NGR:
SK 26213 61088 ±5m
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Location details:
On the wall inside the porch at the main entrance.

Previous location:
Wensley Methodist Church (Redundant)
Main Rd (B5057)
Wensley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 2LH

NGR:
SK 25246 53432
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Location details:
The former church is now a residential property.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

An oblong, mottled, white marble tablet with rebated borders and an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. When originally located in the church it was on a stone backboard and flanked by pilasters, with a wreath above. After removal to the Reading Room the tablet was accompanied by a small supplementary tablet recording details of the move.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble c900 c540 c40 Fair
Supplementary tablet White marble c200 c200 c20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 23 23
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 23 23
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF SOUTH DARLEY WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
WILLIAM ALLEN
GEORGE DERBYSHIRE
JOHN POTTER
SAMUEL RILEY
BERTIE BISHTON
B. G. DAVIE
ANTHONY SPENCER
FRANCIS FLINT
ROBERT HODGKINSON
SAMUEL FROST
FRANK SLACK
THOMAS WALTERS
ARTHUR BOAM
HARRY STEWARDSON
JOHN A. BECKETT
ROBERT DAWSON
WILLIAM HOLMES
GEORGE BAILEY
CYRIL PETTS
ERNEST CHELL
JOHN C. KNOWLES
GEORGE BONSALL
FRED STONE
MAY THEIR REWARD BE AS GREAT
AS THEIR SACRIFICE
Supplementary tablet:
THIS MONUMENT
WAS COMMISSIONED
BY WALTER WRIGHT
OF WENSLEY AND
WAS PLACED IN
THE FORMER
WENSLEY METHODIST
CHAPEL
IT WAS MOVED HERE
IN OCTOBER 2011
Administration
Custodian: Believed to be the directors of the Wensley And South Darley Reading Room, registered charity number 1000902

Local authorities:
From WW1: Wensley and Snitterton Parish Council; South Darley Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Wensley and Snitterton Parish Council; Matlock Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: South Darley Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1920s: The memorial was commissioned by Walter Wright and erected in the former Methodist Church.

c2010: The church closed and the memorial was subsequently removed.

October, 2011: The memorial was erected in the porch of the reading room.

19th September, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for. The inscriptions were transcribed by Annette Carter.
References
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