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Memorial Title

St John the Baptist's Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial triptych board in St John the Baptist's Church, Chelmorton, Derbyshire commemorating H C Heintz and others from the village.
Images
Setting Centre panel Left panel Right panel
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's Church
Main St
Chelmorton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 9SL

NGR:
SK 11558 70267
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The road may be un-named but is the northwards extension of Main St beyond the junction with Church La. The church is on the east side of the road and the memorial is on the eastern column of the north arcade.
Type
Overall type: Board.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is mostly legible.


Description:

An oaken board in the style of a triptych, though with fixed, rather than hinged, volets supported on brackets. The central panel has a moulded frame in the style of a gothic window, with a finial at the top and tracery in the head. Within the frame the gilded panel bears a black painted inscription in upright capital lettering with selected rubricated initials. The volets are slightly smaller and lack the finial, terminating in a cusp instead, and bear the names painted in black upright capital lettering.

Below the memorial are photographs relating to H D Heintz.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Centre panel Oak 830 410 45 Fair
Right volet Oak 635 275 45 Fair
Left volet Oak 635 270 45 Fair
Right bracket Oak 295 35 95 Fair
Left bracket Oak 290 35 80 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Left volet: Centre panel: Right volet:
SIMPSON J. T.
(CHURCHWARDEN 1912-17)
HODGKINSON E. A.
HANKINSON W.
(SIDESMEN 1912-17)
NEEDHAM LIEUT. R.
SIMPSON G.
COPE H.
KIDD W.
NEEDHAM H.
GOODWIN CHARLES
GOULD R. W.
GOULD PERCY
GOULD PETER
PICKFORD J.
HEALD W.
MYCOCK H.
BONSALL J.
WOOD N.
WOOD W.
WOOD R.
BESWICK R.
GOODWIN CLIFFORD
TOOKE J.
PERCIVAL T.
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HORACE D. HEINTZ,
D.L.I.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
ON EASTER SUNDAY 1917,
AGED 21
THIS ROLL OF HONOUR
WAS ERECTED.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN.
BENNETT E.
DAWSON J. A.
BRADBURY J.
HODGKINSON A. A.
HODGKINSON V. R.
BULL J.
PRINCE J.
WILTON M.
DICKEN E.
NEEDHAM J. T.
WILTON J.
NEEDHAM T.
BRAMWELL F.
FINNEY J.






ALBERT HOLMES. M.A.
VICAR
JOHN KIDD
HERBERT BAGSHAWE
CHURCHWARDENS.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died  1  1
Unspecified whether
died or returned
37 37
Total names 38 38
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chelmorton Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chelmorton Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th April, 1951: The church lies in the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

12th July 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1109264.

27th July 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition but the surfaces of the two volets had deteriorated and were not easy to read.
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