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Memorial Title

F N Higginbottom

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Frank Higginbottom added to a gravestone at Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Gravestone
Locations
Last known location:
St John the
 Evangelist's Churchyard
Marple Rd (A626)
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK13 5DA

NGR:
SK 00440 92869 ±5m
Location details:
The memorial is to the southeast of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

An additional inscription to a headstone on a family grave. The tall sandstone headstone has a pointed arch top with a broad border of carved ivy and other climbing plants. It has recessed sides, and a spray of ferns and flowers in relief in a cusped triangular panel at the head. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong sandstone base with chamfered top decorated with heavy dentils.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1520 750 100 Fair
Base Sandstone 370 910 350 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
MEET ME THERE
In Affectionate Remembrance of
EDWARD NEAL,
OF CHARLESWORTH,
DIED MARCH 13TH. 1923,
AGED 73 YEARS.
ALSO SARAH, THE BELOVED WIFE OF
EDWARD NEAL,
OF CHARLESWORTH,
DIED APRIL 21ST. 1898,
IN HER 50TH. YEAR.
THOMAS, THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY ALICE NEAL
AND SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 1ST. 1932,
AGED 57 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE
MARY ALICE NEAL,
DIED OCTR. 30TH. 1948,
AGED 75 YEARS.
ALSO HARRY HIGGINBOTTOM
DIED APRIL 8TH. 1959, AGED 63 YEARS.
FRANK NEAL HIGGINBOTTOM DEARLY LOVED SON
OF FRANK & SARAH KATE HIGGINBOTTOM,
& GRANDSON OF EDWARD NEAL,
LAID TO REST, CHAUNY CEMETERY FRANCE,
EASTER SUNDAY 1919, AGED 18 YEARS.
PRO PATRIA.
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 Neal and Higginbottom families.

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 fair condition.
References
Draft Conservation Area Appraisal; Kathryn Sather & Associates; March 2010.
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