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Memorial Title

Gnr B H Heathcote

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: description of a WW1 war memorial to Gnr Benjamin Heathcote added to a family gravestone in St John the Baptist's Churchyard at Winster, Derbyshire.
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Setting Memorial
Locations

Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
Elton Rd (B5057)
Winster
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 2DH

NGR:
SK 23922 60531 ±5m
Location details:
Grave A32 near the southern boundary wall at the western end of the churchyard.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the inscription on a family gravestone. The tall oblong limestone headstone has a triangular arch top, carved finials at the shoulders, a triangular panel of foliage in relief at the head and an inlaid inscription in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong limestone base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong limestone kerbstones.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1375 705 75 Fair
Base Limestone c150 c810 c230 Fair
Kerbs Limestone c150 c3000 c2500 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

In
Loving Memory
of
SAMUEL
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ELIZA HEATHCOTE OF WINSTER
WHO DIED DEC 31 1905.
AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO BERTIE WILLIAM,
SON OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 5 1889 DIED JANY 8, 1900
ALSO EVA FLORENCE MAUD
BORN AUG 31 1895. DIED MAY 13, 1899
ALSO BENJAMIN HUGO,
44498
GUNNER R.F.A. 116 BRIGADE, 26 DIVISION
DEARLY LOVED SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED AT SEA ON HIS WAY FROM SALONICA
TO ENGLAND NOV 16TH 1916.
AGED 33 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE
ELIZA HEATHCOTE,
WHO FELL ASLEEP MAY 22ND 1937.
AGED 85 YEARS.
AT REST.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Heathcote family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Winster Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Winster Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

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

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Winster Conservation Area.

4th December 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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