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Memorial Title

Charlesworth Independent Chapel

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial obelisk at Charlesworth Independent Chapel, Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial WW1 names WW2 names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Graveyard
Charlesworth Independent
 Chapel
Chapel Brow
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK13 5HH

NGR:
SK 01046 92775 ±5m
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Location details:
The chapel is on the south side of the road. The memorial is beside the path from the northern gate..
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


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

Description:

A limestone monument comprising an obelisk surmounting a plinth, pedestal and two-stepped base. The obelisk has a latin cross on each face and an inscription in upright capital block lettering on the 6 o'clock face. It previously bore decorative lights at the apex but they have been replaced by more functional floodlights with prominent cables attached to the 3 o'clock face. The plinth has a hollowed moulding and the battered pedestal originally had the WW1 inscription and names inlaid on the 6 o'clock face in upright capital block lettering extending onto the 6 o'clock face of the base steps, which have bevelled tops. Subsequently a WW2 inscription was added to the 9 o'clock face in similar style. Much later a granite tablet was added to the 6 o'clock face of the pedestal, obscuring most of the original inscription but bearing the WW1 names in black upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Limestone 1200 360 360 Fair
Plinth Limestone 150 555 555 Fair
pedestal Limestone 500 685 685 Fair
Base Limestone 470 915 915 Fair
Tablet Granite 490 690 20 Good
Lamps Metal c300 c300 c500 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of obelisk:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action
Number died 13 1 14
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 13 1 14
TO THE
GLORIOUS
DEAD
6 o'clock face of pedestal:
SYDNEY DOUGLAS ADSHEAD.
RICHARD MASON.
WILLIAM PATCHETT.
JOHN THORNLEY.
ARTHUR GOODWIN.
FRANK COOPER.
CLIFFORD PLATT.
RAYMOND CLARKSON.
JOHN JAMIESON.
THOMAS FLETCHER WALKER.
FRANK GARSIDE.
JAMES BERNARD WOOD.
6 o'clock face of steps:
FREDERICK WRIGHT.
"THE BLOOD OF HEROES  
  IS THE SEED OF FREEDOM"
- 1914 - 1918 -
6 o'clock foot of steps:
E. J. WAIN.
9 o'clock face of pedestal:
1939 - 1945
SAMUEL HIGGINBOTTOM.
Tablet on 6 o'clock face of pedestal:
SYDNEY DOUGLAS ADSHEAD
RICHARD MASON
WILLIAM PATCHETT
JOHN THORNLEY
ARTHUR GOODWIN
FRANK COOPER
CLIFFORD PLATT
RAYMOND CLARKSON
JOHN JAMIESON
THOMAS FLETCHER WALKER
FRANK GARSIDE
JAMES BERNARD WOOD
FREDERICK WRIGHT
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the chapel managers.

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
1920s: The memorial was made by E J Wain, monumental mason.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

18th October, 1996: The memorial lies with Conservation Area first designated on that date.

Unknown date: The original lamp was replaced by floodlights.

c2014: The tablet was added to the pedestal.

25th October, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Comments
Although all components of the memorial are in at least fair condition, neither the granite tablet nor the floodlights are in character with the original design.

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