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All Saints' Church - WW1 Window

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial window in All Saints' Church, Elton, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Window Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Church
Main St
Elton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 4DE

NGR:
SK 22181 60985
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
In the north wall of the nave
Type
Overall type: Window.


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

Description:

A single light stained glass window with a semi-circular arch head. The main scene towards the head depicts a white robed saintly figure, possibly St Michael but bearing a flag of St George, standing in a red lined niche with elaborately drawn tracery and finials. A red and green wreath towards the foot has a partially unfurled scroll across it bearing the names. A narrow scroll forms a border around the head and contains an inscription and a further inscription forms a plain frieze across the foot. The sides are bordered by small repeated panels of foliage within strips of red green, blue and grey.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window Stained glass 2430 1220 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Allison, Harry
Alsop, John
Bibby, Edward
Boam, John, Wm
Dale, Joseph
Glossop, Fred
Glossop, Richard
Hardy, Joseph
Marsden, Peter
Smith, Joshua
Stone, Rupert
Requiescant in pace
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ELTON WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 1918

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 11 11
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 11 11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Elton Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Elton Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920: The window was installed.

November, 1920: The window was unveiled by Mr C H Britton of Great Longstone.

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

12th July, 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1311749. The window is mentioned in the listing description.

15th October, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 26th November, pp8 and 25: reports of the unveiling.
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