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Pte P Swallow

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Pte Percy Swallow added to a gravestone at Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Graveyard
Charlesworth Particular
  Baptist Chapel
Glossop Rd (A626)
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK13 5HB

NGR:
SK 00709 93081 ±5m
Location details:
The memorial is at the front of the chapel, near the footpath from the road.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is difficult to read. 

Description:

An additional inscription to a stone on a family grave. The gravestone comprises oblong stone kerbs bearing an incised inscription on the inner chamfer in upright capital block lettering. The kerbs are accompanied by an oblong tablet placed on the surface of the grave..
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kerbs Stone 200 915 1845 Poor
Tablet Stone 340 450 100 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
West kerb:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF

North kerb:
[Blank] JOHN EDWIN SWALLOW
OF CHARLESWORTH
WHO PASSED AWAY [OCT 28... 1916]
AGED 56 YEARS

South kerb:
ALSO SARAH ANN [HIS DEAR ...]
WHO PASSED AWAY [...]
AGED 71 YEARS
ALSO PTE. PERCY SWALLOW
[THEIR] DEAR SON
KILLED IN ACTION [OCT] 31ST. 1917.
AGED [20] YEARS.

Tablet:
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF CHRISTIAN PARENTS
EDITH SWALLOW
DIED 2ND MARCH 1977
AGED 62
AND EDWIN SWALLOW
DIED 15TH FEBRUARY 1980
AGED 85
JESUS SAID WHERE [I AM]
THERE SHALL [YOU BE ALSO]
JOHN [14 1-3]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Swallow family

Local authorities:
From WW1: Charlesworth Parish Council; Glossop Dale Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Charlesworth Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Charlesworth Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1976: The memorial lies within the Charlesworth Conservation Area first designated in that year.

5th April, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in poor condition: although the components were intact much of the lettering was obscured by lichen and difficult to read.
References
Draft Conservation Area Appraisal; Kathryn Sather & Associates; March 2010.
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