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Col J C Cavendish

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Col James Cavendish in St Matthew's Church, Darley Abbey, Derby.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
25 Church La
Darley Abbey
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE22 1EY

NGR:
SK 35080 38723
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the north wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Good. The memorial is cared for.


Description:

A plain oblong white marble tablet with chamfered border on a black stone backboard. The inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 380 610 35 Good
Backboard Black stone 505 735 255 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES CHARLES CAVENDISH
SON OF
LORD & LADY GEORGE CAVENDISH
HON. COLONEL 2ND. VOL. BATT.
SHERWOOD FORESTERS (NOTTS & DERBY REGT.)
AND AN ALDERMAN OF THE DERBYSHIRE C.C
FOR MANY YEARS RESIDENT IN THIS PARISH
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS NIECES
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Darley Abbey Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Derby County Borough Council.
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
c1920s: The memorial was procured by Col Cavendish's neices and installed in the church.

13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1215814

December, 2001: The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed. The church falls within its main area.

December, 2002: The church was added to the Darley Abbey Conservation Area.

21st October, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition

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