Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Pte J R Spencer

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

NGR:
SK 23055 54346
(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 gravestone is east of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a stone on a family grave. The tall limestone headstone has a pointed arch top with plain border, recessed sides, and foliation in relief in a crescent-shaped panel at the head. The inscription is inlaid in block and gothic styles of mainly upright capital lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong stone base with chamfered top.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1270 630 90 Fair
Base Limestone c150 c850 c300 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Loving Memory of
FRANCIS SPENCER,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LYDIA M. SPENCER,
OF WALTON HOUSE BRASSINGTON
WHO DIED NOV 3RD. 1922,
AGED 69 YEARS.
Also of
LYDIA MARY,
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED JULY 16TH. 1924,
AGED 70 YEARS.
Also of
[PTE.] JAMES RICHARD,
SON OF THE ABOVE,
DIED OF WOUNDS IN HOSPITAL,
MESGRIGNY (AUBE) FRANCE,
JUNE 12TH. 1918, AGED 28 YEARS.
"AT REST"

[Some lettering missing.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War
(1914-1919)
Totals
Action Not specified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Spencer family.

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

2nd March, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although some letters were missing from the inscription.
References
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