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Memorial Title

W Jackson

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials:
A description of an Indian Mutiny war memorial inscription to W Jackson 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 15042 82924 ±5m
Location details:
To the north of the church.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a family gravestone comprising a tall sandstone headstone with a rounded top and a nailhead motif in a sunken border. The inscription is incised in a decorative serif font, mainly in upright capital lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1610 915 70 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone: IN MEMORY OF
JOHN JACKSON,
WHO DIED OCTOBER 2ND. 1845,
AGED 48 YEARS.
ALSO OF BETTY HIS WIFE WHO DIED
AUGUST 26TH. 1864, AGED 65 YEARS.
ALSO OF WILLIAM THEIR SON
(LATE OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY WHO DIED
OF FEVER AT LUCKNOW) APRIL 26TH. 1858,
AGED 21 YEARS.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Jackson family.

Local authorities:
From late 19th Century: 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.

9th October 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although leaning to one side it was in good condition and the inscription was legible.
References

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

Page © Roy Branson