Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

H Cope and W T Cope

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Harold Cope and Wilfred Cope comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard, Boulton, Derby.
Images
Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Mary the Virgin's Churchyard
Boulton La
Boulton-by-Derby
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE24 0GE

NGR:
SK 38448 33000 ±5m
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Location details:
Although Boulton-by-Derby is the historical name, it is today just known as Boulton, and although widely considered to be part of Alvaston it is an ecclesiastical parish in its own right.
The church is on the north side of the road, the gravestone is in the southeastern corner of the churchyard, near the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Lettering added to a headstone on a family grave. The white marble headstone has a heavy plain pediment with a shallow triangular arch top with small carved sprays of feathers to each side. The face of the headstone has fluted pilasters to each side, with capitals at the top and a frieze at the head decorated with alternating triglyphs and circles in relief and egg and dart motifs below. At the foot is an inverted moulded cornice. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a moulded top and is accompanied by similar kerbs. The inlaid inscription is mainly in upright capital lettering in several different styles.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1680 935 215 Fair
Base White marble 150 990 390 Fair
Kerbs White marble 230 1900 1960 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
In Memory of
A LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER
JAMES COPE,
AT REST MARCH 28TH 1927,
AGED 74 YEARS.
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE.
ALSO ELIZA, HIS BELOVED WIFE
DIED FEB. 8TH. 1940,
AGED 87 YEARS.
AT REST.
AND THEIR SONS
HAROLD,
DEC. 2ND 1881 - MAY 21ST 1917.
WILFRED THOMAS,
JULY 22ND 1886 - JULY 30TH 1918.
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 2 2
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 2 2
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Cope family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Alvaston and Boulton Parish Council; Alvaston and Boulton Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Alvaston and Boulton Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1960s: Derby County Borough Council.(Unparished);
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council (Unparished); Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
5th September, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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