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Memorial Title

G A Potter

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials:
A description of a WW2 war memorial inscription to G A Potter added to a gravestone in St Edmund's Churchyard, Castleton
Images

Setting Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 15048 82906 ±5m
Location details:
To the east of the church, near the gate from Back St.
Type

Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor. The grave is untended and overgrown and the inscription is inaccessible and difficult to read.

Description:

An addition to a family gravestone comprising a sandstone headstone accompanied by kerbstones. The headstone has stepped shoulders and curved side panels with an incised narcissus plant on each side. The inscription is incised in mixed styles but mostly upright capital roman lettering. The oblong kerbs are overgrown but do not appear to bear any inscription. A matching sandstone vase is placed in the centre of the grave.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 800 880 100 Poor
Kerbs Sandstone 100 1820 1900 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone: In Loving Memory of
FREDERICK CLARKE,
DIED 3RD. JANY. 1945,
AGED 70 YEARS.
ALSO ELIZABETH,
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 7TH. SEPT. 1934,
AGED 76 YEARS.
Re-united
ALSO ARTHUR,
BELOVED HUSBAND OF BEATRICE POTTER,
DIED 31ST. MAY 1945,
AGED 62 YEARS.
ALSO GEORGE ARTHUR,
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED IN ACTION 3RD. JUNE 1940,
AGED 21 YEARS.
ALSO BEATRICE POTTER,
[DIED JUNE 30TH. 1963
AGED 76 YEARS.]

[Last part of inscription faint and difficult to read.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
Administration

Custodian: Presumed to be the Potter family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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. It was in poor condition. The grave was unkempt and overgrown and the headstone was inaccessible and difficult to read. The lower part of the inscription was eroded and difficult to read.
References

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

Page © Roy Branson