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Memorial Title

Capt W D Drury-Lowe DSO

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of WW1 war memorial lamps in Locko Hall Chapel, Derbyshire, commemorating Capt William Drury-Lowe DSO.
Images
Setting Lamps Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Chapel
Locko Hall
Derby Rd
Spondon
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE21 7BW

NGR:
SK 40932 38641
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Locko Hall is between Oakwood, Spondon, Stanley, Ockbrook and Dale Abbey. It is a private residence and not normally open to the public.
Type
Overall type: Sanctuary lamps Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

Five suspended silver sanctuary lamps accompanied by a dedicatory plaque. The five lamps are suspended from the sanctuary ceiling by chains and form an arc around the altar. Each decorated bowl-shaped lamp has a pendant below and three curled arms above to which the suspension chains are attached. Circular red glass shades surround the lights. The long narrow plaque, on an adjacent wall, has trefoil ends and bears an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering infilled in black with rubricated initials.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lamp x 5 Silver c300 c300 dia Good
Plaque Brass c150 c1200 c5 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY FATHER AND MOTHER
AND MY BROTHER WILLIAM, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN THE GREAT WAR, THE
SANCTUARY LAMPS WERE ERECTED BY JOHN ALFRED EDWIN DRURY-LOWE. 1921.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Trustees of the Locko Estate.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Spondon Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1959: Spondon Parish Council; South East Derbyshire Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1968: Dale Abbey Parish Council; South East Derbyshire Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Dale Abbey Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1922: The memorial was the gift of Capt and Mrs J E Drury-Lowe.

9th July, 1922: The memorial was dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Derby, Rt Rev Charles Thomas Abraham.

2nd September, 1952: The hall and surrounding features were listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1140431. The chapel is mentioned in the listing description.

4th August, 1984: Locko Park was listed Parks and Gardens Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1000681.

13th May, 2018: The memorial was recorded by Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
Derby Telegraph, 11th July 1922, p2: a brief report of the dedication service.
Comments
William Drury Drury-Lowe had been a Lt Col in the artillery but had chosen to drop rank in order to return to his original regiment as Capt, which rank he held at the time of his death.

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