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Smalley Common United Methodist Free Church - WW1

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet to Smalley Common United Methodist Free Church now in the United Church of All Saints, Stanley Common, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
United Church of All Saints
Belper Rd (A609)
Stanley Common
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6FS

NGR:
SK 41497 42376
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the north wall of the chancel.

Previous location:
Smalley Common United
 Methodist Free Church
  (Demolished)
Belper Rd (A609)
Smalley Common
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6FY

NGR:
SK 41187 42548
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church closed in 2003.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white marble tablet on a black marble backboard. The tablet has a segmental pediment with a ribbon and spray of foliage in relief in the tympanum and the beginning of the incised and gilded inscription in upright capital block lettering at the base. The raised central panel contains the names and conclusion of the inscription in incised decorative capital lettering coloured black. At the foot is an inverted moulded cornice and two hollowed brackets. The plain oblong backboard is of black and grey mottled marble.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 870 510 75 Fair
Backboard Black and
grey marble
925 605 20 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
ROLL OF HONOUR
HARRY NEWTON
ARTHUR ATTENBORO
GEORGE R. MEE
EDGAR HARTLEY
THOMAS ATTENBORO
CYRIL TOPLIS
FREDRICK H. ATTENBORO
ERNEST CRESSWELL
RICHARD ELLIOTT
THEY MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR.
1914 - 1919.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 9 9
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 9 9
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Stanley Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Stanley and Stanley Common Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Smalley Common United Methodist Free Church closed in 2003 and the congregation merged with that of the Church of All Saints. It is presumed that the memorial was moved at about that time. The Methodist Church has subsequently been demolished and houses built on the site.

13th December, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
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