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Capt G H Borough - Font cover

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial font cover to Capt G H Borough in St Paul's Church, Little Eaton, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Paul's Church
Vicarage La
Little Eaton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE21 5EA

NGR:
SK 36128 41506
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is in the baptistry at the western end of the nave and the plaque is on the adjacent west wall.
Type
Overall type: Font cover.


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

Description:

A carved wooden font cover accompanied by a brass plaque. The oaken cover has a domed top, plain moulded sides and a carved cherub at each corner. At the centre is a metal lifting ring. The accompanying oblong brass plaque has a thin incised border, curved at the top around an incised design resembling a coat of arms. The inscription is incised in uncials and at the foot is an incised badge of the Army Service Corps.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Font cover Oak 320 640 630 Fair
Plaque Brass 175 335 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THE FONT COVER WAS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN GEORGE H. BOROUGH, A.S.C. HORSE
TRANSPORT, SECOND SON OF JOHN BOROUGH OF EATON
BANK, WHO DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN FRANCE 7TH.
NOVEMBER 1916, AGED 44 AND WAS BURIED AT ÉTAPLES.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) 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: Little Eaton Parish Council, Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Little Eaton Parish Council, Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
6th November, 1986: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1329230.

Unknown date: The church lies within the Little Eaton Conservation Area.

1st July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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