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St James's Church - WW1

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet in St James's Church, Brassington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St James's Church
Church St
Brassington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 4HJ

NGR:
SK 23028 54328
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the north side of the road in the centre of the village. The tablet is inside, on the west wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A nowy-headed stone tablet with a raised moulded border. The upright oblong tablet may be of limestone and bears an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. At the head and to each side is a broad moulded border of polished black stone, possibly granite. At the foot is a moulded limestone cornice.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Grey stone 1250 800 - Fair
Border
(overall)
Black stone 1350 1000 50 Fair
Cornice Limestone 125 1020 90 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES BANKS
JOSEPH HENRY ELLIS
FRANK GOULD
WILLIAM GOULD
FREDERICK HALL
WILLIAM HALL
JOSEPH HENRY HEATHCOTE GRIFF WALK
SAMUEL ROBERT JOHNSON
CLIFFORD WILLIAM MELLOR
SAMUEL MELLOR
ALFRED REPTON
JAMES RICHARD SLATER
JAMES RICHARD SPENCER
THOMAS SPENCER GRIFF WALK
GEORGE STEVENSON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 15 15
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 15 15
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Brassington Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Brassington Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1920s The memorial is presumed to have been installed.

13th September, 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1109483.

July, 1971: The church lies within the Brassington Conservation Area first designated in that month.

10th August, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Noah Sellors. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
References
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