Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

F Woolley

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Frederick Woolley comprising an addition to a gravestone in Fernilee Methodist Churchyard, Fernilee, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Gravestone
Locations
Last known location:
Fernilee Methodist Churchyard
Taxal View
Fernilee
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7HD

NGR:
SK 01721 78940 ±5m
Location details:
The church is on the west side of the road east of the hamlet of Fernilee. The grave is west of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering on the headstone of a family grave. The grey granite headstone is in the style of a scroll unfurled over a wall which has a repeated floral motif at the sides. The scroll bears an inlaid inscription mainly in upright capital block lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by plain oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Granite 920 800 100 Fair
Base Granite 200 950 260 Fair
Kerbs Granite 300 950 1590 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[IN LOVING] MEMORY OF
JOSEPH WOOLLEY,
BORN FEBRUARY 1ST 1863,
DIED NOVEMBER 3RD 1936.
A LIFE OF SERVICE TO GOD [AND] MAN.
ALSO OF FREDERICK WILLIAM,
SON OF THE ABOVE
MISSING IN THE GREAT WAR,
JULY 1918, AGED 23 YEARS.
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA. (R.A.F.)
ALSO MARY ELEANOR, WIFE OF
JOSEPH WOOLLEY.
BORN JANUARY 17TH 1864,
DIED DECEMBER 17TH 1940.
A LOVING LIFE OF CHEERFULNESS.
ALSO ANNIE GLADYS,
THEIR DAUGHTER
DIED 3RD MAY 1976,
AGED 83 YEARS.

[Some lettering missing or damaged.]
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 Woolley family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Fernilee Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Whaley Bridge Parish Council; Whaley Bridge Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Whaley Bridge Town Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
19th May 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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