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Memorial Title

H Potter

Summary

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

Setting Grave Headstone
Locations

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

NGR:
SK 15049 82913 ±5m
Location details:
To the east of the church, near the gate from Back 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 accompanied by kerbstones and an oblong vase. The headstone has a shallow rounded top and hollowed shoulders and the incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering. Two small metal plaques have been attached to the foot of the headstone with additional inscriptions in raised upright compressed capital block lettering. The plain rectangular kerbs and vase have no further inscriptions.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 655 860 70 Fair
Plaque Metal 75 125 5 Good
Plaque Metal 75 120 5 Good
Kerbs Sandstone 150 860 2010 Fair
Vase Sandstone, metal c200 c300 c300 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Headstone: In Memory of
OUR DEAR PARENTS
GEORGE WILLIAM POTTER,
DIED SEPT. 7TH. 1935, AGED 54 YEARS.
ANNIE DAWSON POTTER,
DIED OCT. 18TH. 1961, AGED 80 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR SON
HENRY POTTER, R.A.F.
KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 25TH. 1942,
AGED 31 YEARS.

Left plaque: ARTHUR POTTER
7-6-15 TO 3-2-95
AND HIS WIFE
EMMYE, NÉE PILE
6-11-12 TO 28-6-93
"FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"

Righr plaque: JOHN FREDERICK POTTER
1911-1981
ALSO
EDITH POTTER
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
1911-1990

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 good condition and well cared for, although some of the kerbstones had been slightly displaced.
References

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

Page © Roy Branson