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Memorial Title

G Pegg

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to George Pegg added to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Littleover, Derby.
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Setting Grave Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Normanton La
Littleover
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE23 6GP

NGR:
SK 33204 34123 ±5m
Location details:
Towards the northern edge of the churchyard, near the main path.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a memorial stone on a family grave. The memorial comprises a white marble headstone accompanied by a footstone and kerbs. The headstone is in the style of a scroll unfurled over a classical wall which has carved shields and sprays of foliage at each side. The inscription is inlaid in a variety of styles in mainly capital letters on the surface of the scroll and on the integral plinth of the wall. The headstone surmounts a plain oblong white marble base with bevelled top and the oblong kerbs have inscriptions inlaid in upright capital lettering on the upper surface. The footstone has a shallow arch top with stepped shoulders and a supporting pillar on each side. The inscription is inlaid in various styles of lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 910 800 190 Fair
Base White marble 330 955 300 Fair
Footstone White marble 370 910 195 Fair
Kerbs White marble 340 2190 2345 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone:
Sacred to the Memory of
JOHN,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
EMMA PEGG,
AT REST JANUARY 16TH. 1922.
AGED 62 YEARS.
"WHEN THE MISTS HAVE ROLLED AWAY."
Also of GEORGE,
BELOVED SON OF THE ABOVE,
KILLED IN ACTION
ON THE SOMME, FRANCE.
JULY 1ST. 1916, AGED 26 YEARS.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS."
Also EMMA,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOHN PEGG,
AT REST DECEMBER 9TH. 1926.
AGED 66 YEARS.
"BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE."
Footstone:
In Loving Memory of
JACK
THE BELOVED SON OF
ARTHUR AND LILY PEGG
AT REST MAY 20. 1932
AGED 21 YEARS.
"I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY
COME UNTO ME AND REST."
South kerb:
ALSO OF ETHEL [LOUISA], THE BELOVED WIFE OF [WALTER BROADHURST, AT REST] AUGUST 18TH. 1937, AGED [36 YEARS.]

[Some lettering is missing or damaged.]

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 Pegg family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Littleover Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation) (Unparished)
From 1974: Derby Borough (and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History

1st December 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the headstone and kerbs were themselves in fair condition, and the grave appeared to be cared for, some of the lettering had been lost or damaged.
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