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St Peter's Church - Lychgate

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial lychgate at St Peter's Church Chellaston.
Images
Setting Lychgate WW1 tablet WW2 tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
High St
Chellaston
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE73 6TB

NGR:
SK 38110 30403 ±5m OR
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The lychgate is on the south side of the road.
Type
Overall type: Lychgate.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

Originally a lychgate with a tablet mounted inside. The lychgate has sandstone ashlar walls, a timber superstructure and a pitched slate roof with matching blue ridge tiles. The original tablet was inside on the east wall and was an upright oblong pale stone tablet with a small cross in each upper corner, an incised inscription in upright capital lettering and names in a single column incised in sentence case lettering, all coloured black. A further tablet of similar design was added to the west wall following WW2. By the millenium the two tablets had become weathered and only partly legible and they were replaced by accurate copies in white marble about 2010.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lychgate Sandstone, wood, slates, tiles 3600 4000 2120 Fair
Tablet x 2 White marble 610 460 c15 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WW1 tablet: WW2 tablet:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS
PARISH WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF MEN
FROM THIS PARISH WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945
Pte. Frederick Evans. Army Service Corps
Pte. Joseph Hill. Sherwood Foresters
Pte. William Holmes. Surrey Regiment
Pte. Joseph Kirkman.M.M. Royal Engineers
Pte. Charles Knight. Sherwood Foresters
Sgt. John Lamb. 128 Canadians
Pte William Palmer. Australians
Pte. Bernard Palmer. Royal Field Artillery
Str. Isabel Potter. Army Base Hospital
Pte. Henry Renshaw. Royal Engineers
Pte. Albert Stone. Royal Warwicks
Pte. George Wass. D.C.M. 1st Australians
Pte. Harold Spencer. 1st Suffolks
Private Arthur Percival Bignall
Trooper George Wilfred Gray
Lance Corporal Reginald Hackett
Driver David Howitt
Telegraphist Kenneth Bernard Mason
Lieutenant Eric Gladstone Phillips
Corporal Alan Edward Till
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 13 7 20
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 13 7 20
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chellaston Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: (Unparished); Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
12th September, 1920: The lychgate was dedicated by the vicar.

1940s: The WW2 tablet was added.

c2010: The two tablets were replaced.

15th February, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for and the roof appeared to have been recently repointed.
References
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 17th September 1920, p12: a report on the dedication ceremony.
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