Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

White Knowle Chapel and
Chinley Wesleyan Chapel and School

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial obelisk commemorating members of White Knowle Chapel and Chinley Wesleyan Chapel and School at White Knowle, Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock 9 o'clock 12 o'clock 3 o'clock Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
White Knowle Graveyard
Hayfield Rd (A624)
White Knowle
Chapel-en-le-Frith
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 6EA

NGR:
SK 05153 82864 ±5m
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is between the car park and the graveyard.
Type
Overall type: Obelisk.


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

Description:

A sandstone obelisk on a pedestal, plinth and base, set within a raised paved area.

The obelisk has a wreath in relief at the foot of the 6 o'clock face, depicting two garlands of acanthus leaves tied with a ribbon bow at the foot. It surmounts a square moulded capstone over a square battered pedestal, a square plinth with bevelled and hollowed top, and a square base. The inscriptions and names are incised on the four faces of the pedestal and on the 6 o'clock face of the plinth in upright capital block lettering. The inscription on the 6 o'clock face of the base is in cavo rilievo block lettering within an oblong panel with hollowed corners.

The memorial is set within a raised area of chippings, with metal railings at the sides, steps leading from the car park, and battered paved surfaces to each side.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Obelisk Sandstone 2080 300 300 Fair
Capstone Sandstone 300 710 710 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 600 685 685 Fair
Plinth Sandstone 380 710 710 Fair
Base Sandstone 300 855 855 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Face: 6 o'clock

Pedestal: TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
SINCERE REMEMBRANCE
OF THE BOYS OF
WHITE KNOWLE CHAPEL
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN
"THE GREAT WAR."
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM
ALSO
IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION
OF THE EFFORTS OF ALL OF THE
OTHERS WHO SERVED AND WHOSE
LIVES WERE MERCIFULLY SPARED.
Plinth: THEIR NAME SHALL REMAIN FOR EVER
AND THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN
Base: 1914-1919

Face: 9 o'clock 12 o'clock 3 o'clock

Pedestal: JAMES E. HAMER
WILLIAM H. HAMER
IN MEMORY OF
THE BOYS CONNECTED WITH
CHINLEY WESLEYAN
CHAPEL AND SCHOOL
SAMUEL BAINBRIDGE
THOMAS BLEACKLEY
WALTER LEESON
JOHN H. SHARPE
JAMES WEBSTER
JOHN WATERHOUSE
GEORGE BARNES
MARK KIRKHAM

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 11 11
Number served and returned  0  0
Total names 11 11
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Chinley Parish Council, Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Chinley Buxworth and Brownside Parish Council, Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Chinley Parish Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
19th April, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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