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St Peter's Church - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet 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 north wall of the north aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

An alabaster tablet on a black stone backboard, with a black stone apron and railings. The oblong tablet is assembled from four pieces of cream alabaster and bears a small latin cross at the head with an inscription in raised upright capital roman lettering and names in two columns incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured red. The tablet has a broad frame of cream and brown mottled alabaster with moulded edges and a central band of olive leaves overlain with fourteen regimental badges, each suitably coloured, with ribbons bearing battle honours between, all in delicate relief. The tablet and frame are mounted on an oblong black stone backboard extending to floor level and resting on an oblong black stone apron for the placement of tributes. The three sides of the apron bear wrought iron railings surmounted by a moulded rail of varnished wood.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Alabaster 1170 1715 - Good
Frame Alabaster 1605 2125 40 Good
Backboard Black stone 2925 2540 15 Good
Apron Black stone 130 2540 1500 Good
Railings Metal, wood 715 2390 1430 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1914 1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
LEONARD VALE BAGSHAWE
 CAPT. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
HERBERT GRAHAM BARBER M.C.
 CAPT. YORK & LANCASTER REGT.
MAURICE BARBER
 CAPT. YORK & LANCASTER REGT.
ROBERT BRATBY BATES
 PTE. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
ALLAN BOWERING
 PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
HARRY BRUMBY
 LCE-CPL. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
JOHN SPENCER CAVENDISH D.S.O.
 MAJOR 1ST. LIFE GUARDS
FRANK GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN
 SGT. QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
SYDNEY CHANDLER
 LCE-CPL. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
ANDREW PEPYS COCKERELL
 2ND. LIEUT. KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS
EDWARD THOMAS EDWARDS
 PTE. LINCOLNSHIRE REGT.
JOHN FEARNLEY
 PTE. ROYAL SCOTS
EDGAR FLETCHER
 PTE. MACHINE GUN CORPS 1ST. CANADIAN DIVN.
JOHN FORBES
 LCE-CPL. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
CHARLES WILLIAM FROUDE
 SAPPER ROYAL ENGINEERS
WILLIAM FRANCIS HEATHCOTE
 PTE. HERTFORDSHIRE REGT.
EDWARD HAYNES
 PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
FRANK HEMMING
 PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
ALWYN CHADWYK HOBSON
 LIEUT. 2ND. LIFE GUARDS
WILLIAM HENRY HOWARD
 PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
WILLIAM THOMAS LOVELL
 PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
RICHARD MORTON
 PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
CHARLES MERCER NAIRNE M.V.O.
 MAJOR ROYAL DRAGOONS
GEORGE CHARLES RADFORD
 LCE-CPL. GRENADIER GUARDS

GEORGE EDWARD SIDDALL M.M.
PTE. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
"OUR DEAD THROUGH WHOM WE LIVE"

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 25 25
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 25 25
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Edensor Parish Council, Bakewell District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edensor Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1921: The memorial was procured and installed.

29th January, 1922: The memorial was unveiled by Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire KG GCMG GCVO TD KStJ PC JP FRS and dedicated by Sir Edwyn Hoskyns DD 12th Baronet Hoskyns, Bishop of Southwell.

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 good condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph; 31st January, 1922; p2: a report on the unveiling ceremony.
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