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Memorial Title

W Marrison

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials:
A description of a WW1 war memorial inscription to W Marrison added to a gravestone in St Edmund's Churchyard, Castleton
Images

Setting Grave Headstone Inscription
Locations

Last known location:
St Edmund's Churchyard
Back St
Castleton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 8WH

NGR:
SK 15014 82879 ±5m
Location details:
To the south of the church, west of the path from the Market Place end of Castle St.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a family gravestone comprising a sandstone headstone on an oblong base. The tall headstone has a rounded head with a projecting roundel bearing an image of a sailing ship in relief. The recessed sides have attached colonnettes and a further semicircular panel at the foot contains an image of a fouled anchor in relief. The borders at the shoulders and lower sides bear a repeated fleuron motif in relief and a further panel at the head contains the opening inscripton with a compass rose pointing East in relief. The inscription is incised in a decorative serif font, mainly in upright capital lettering, and has a plain raised border. The oblong base has a chamfered top and the fleuron motif on the face.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1550 780 100 Good
Base Sandstone 150 960 230 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone: IN MEMORY
WILLIAM MARRISON
OF CASTLETON,
Who died January 4th. 1888,
AGED 59 YEARS
ALSO MARY, WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV 14. 1905,
AGED 66 YEARS.
ALSO WILLIAM, SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED MARCH 28. 1906,
AGED 39 YEARS.
ALSO OF WILLIAM, SON OF
WILLIAM & FRANCES MARRISON,
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE OCTR. 12TH.
1916, AGED 22 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE FRANCES,
WHO DIED 28TH. APRIL 1932,
AGED 66 YEARS.

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 Marrison family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Castleton Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Castleton Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.
History

17th April 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

23rd January 1976: The memorial lies within the Castleton Conservation Area designated on that date.

27th August 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition.
References

Conservation Area Appraisal, Peak District National Park Authority, January 2010.
Comments

Page © Roy Branson