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Memorial Title

G Barnes

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to George Barnes at White Knowle Graveyard, Chapel-en-le-Frith comprising additional lettering on a family gravestone.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone 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 05152 82851 ±5m
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Location details:
In front of the former chapel.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional wording to the inscription on a family gravestone. The gravestone comprises a tall sandstone headstone with a triangular arch top, stepped shoulders, recessed sides and an incised inscription The headstone is accompanied by an oblong sandstone base with bevelled top, an oblong recumbent sandstone tablet, a further recumbent sandstone tablet in the style of an unfurled scroll and oblong sandstone kerbs. The inscriptions on the headston, base and tablets are in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1520 765 100 Fair
Base Sandstone 200 915 300 Fair
Tablet Sandstone 385 545 55 Fair
Tablet Sandstone 780 470 310 Fair
Kerbs Sandstone 110 1860 19030 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
AT
REST
In Loving Memory of
THOMAS BARNES
OF ALDERS FARM,
WHO DIED SEPT. 28TH. 1923,
AGED 75 YEARS.
ALSO HANNAH, BELOVED WIFE OF
THOMAS BARNES,
BORN APRIL 13TH. 1856, DIED MARCH 16TH. 1915.
ALSO ELIZABETH,
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & HANNAH BARNES
WHO DIED MARCH 1ST. 1898, AGED 14 YEARS.
ALSO JAMES,
THEIR BELOVED SON,
WHO DIED JULY 16TH. 1912 AGED 27 YEARS.
ALSO GEORGE, THEIR BELOVED SON
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE SEP. 5TH. 1918,
AGED 26 YEARS.
ALSO JOHN, THEIR BELOVED SON
WHO DIED JULY 15TH. 1944,
AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO MARY EDITH PARKES,
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED WIFE OF
FRANK HUBERT PARKES.
AND MOTHER OF LEONARD AND JOHN
DIED OCTOBER 17TH. 1951 AGED 61 YEARS.
INTERRED AT QUINTON CEMETERY
BIRMINGHAM.
ALSO [ELIZH. HOLLIN] OF DISLEY
SISTER OF THE ABOVE THOMAS BARNES,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 2ND. 1880,
IN THE 23RD. YEAR OF HER AGE.
Base:
ALSO A DEAR HUSBAND AND FATHER JOSEPH BARNES
WHO PASSED AWAY 29TH. NOV. 1955, IN HIS 75TH. YEAR
Flat tablet:
ALSO HOPE LILLIAN
DEAR WIFE OF THE ABOVE
JOSEPH BARNES
DIED 1ST. MARCH 1974
AGED 83 YEARS
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BEATRICE MARY BARNES
THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER
WHO [...] [1988] AGED 67 YEARS.
Scroll tablet:
[Not known]

[Some lettering illegible.]
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Barnes family.

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 although some lettering was obscured by lichen or moss.
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