Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Smalley Common United Methodist Free Church
  - WW1 and WW2

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial tablet to Smalley Common United Methodist Free Church now in the United Church of All Saints, Stanley Common, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Vase 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 plain oblong tablet has stopped chamfers on the edges and an incised inscription in mixed styles of capital lettering coloured black. The plain oblong backboard is of black marble streaked with grey and bears a further inscription in upright capital block lettering painted white. The memorial was previously accompanied by a glass vase which is now displayed in a cabinet on the north wall of the nave.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble 305 560 20 Fair
Backboard Black marble 380 730 20 Fair
Vase Glass c200 c150 dia Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 2 4 6
Number served and returned 0 0 0
Total names 2 4 6
1914 - 1919 FREDERICK KEATES
DAVID MALES
RONALD KIMPTON. DENNIS WALKER.
GEORGE POWELL. HORACE A. BRIGGS.
GAVE THEIR LIVES, IN
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945.
Backboard:
RE-SITED FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH 2003
Caption to vase:
Vase
donated by Lily Williams (Nee Elliott)
from the shelf below the War Memorial
Marble slab is re-sited in the Sanctuary
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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