Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

W Roberts

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to the military service of William Roberts 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 23908 60587 ±5m
Location details:
Grave C15 northwest of the church, near the road.
Type

Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: At risk: the tablet is damaged and inaccessible.

Description:

A low, freestanding oblong limestone tablet, with narrow chamfered border and an incised inscription in upright mixed case lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Limestone 700 740 70 At risk
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

SACRED
TO
the Memory of
WILLIAM Son of
THOMAS and MARY ROBERTS
Surgeon of the 28th regiment
of foot
who died in Portugal
August 21st 1811
Aged 23 Years.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Roberts family.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: 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 completely obscured by a yew tree which has grown immediately in front of it. The inscription was impossible to read in full and the stone was cracked and spalled, presumably due to the expanding growth of the tree.
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