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Memorial
Title
J Skevington
Images
Grave Gravestone
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Churchyard
Church La
Morley
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6DE

NGR:
SK 39623 40936
±5m
Location details:
In the churchyard near the southwest boundary.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.

Description:

A grey granite headstone on a family grave, sculptured in the style of a stone wall on a rectangular base, with an open book and a victor’s laurel wreath on the top and a scroll unfurled down the front. The inscription is incised in various styles of capital lettering on the book, the scroll and the base.

Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 1100 750 480 Good
Base Granite 300 900 530 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Book: LABOUR
ENDED,
JORDAN
PAST.
Scroll: SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ARTHUR I SKEVINGTON
BORN DEC. 1ST. 1853.
AT REDNALL (WORCS.)
DIED NOV. 2ND. 1908.
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE
SARAH E. SKEVINGTON
AT REST MARCH 24TH. 1917,
AGED 59 YEARS.
LIGHT FOR EVERMORE.
Base: ALSO OF THEIR THIRD SON
JOHN SKEVINGTON R.G.A.
KILLED IN ACTION (FLANDERS)
SEP. 6TH. 1917, AGED 27 YEARS.
A SACRIFICE NOBLY MADE.

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodians: Presumed to be the Skevington family.

Local Authorities:
From WW1: Morley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Morley Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
The memorial lies within the Morley Conservation Area.

3rd July, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot.
References
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Comments
 The phrase “JORDAN PAST” is transcribed verbatim as stated on the headstone.
Page © Roy Branson