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Memorial Title

A H Moore - Addition to Gravestone

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Albert Moore comprising additional lettering on a family gravestone in Ridgeway Methodist Churchyard, Ridgeway Moor, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Ridgeway Methodist
 Churchyard
Ridgeway Moor,
Ridgeway
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S12 3XW

NGR:
SK 40209 81038 ±5m
Location details:
The church is on the eastern side of Ridgeway Moor and the grave is behind the church, slightly to the south of the centre.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The polished black granite gravestone comprises a plain latin cross on a three-stepped base accompanied by kerbs and a separate memorial. The cross has an incised Christograph at thehead and the inscription is incised on the faces of the steps in upright capital lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Black granite 1070 550 125 Poor
Base Black granite 660 700 580 Poor
Kernbs Black granite 180 910 2040 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
HENRY
SHAW MOORE
(BEIGHTON)
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 2ND. 1928,
AGED 68 YEARS.
"A LIFE WELL SPENT."
ALSO FLORENCE MATILDA,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
DEC: 11TH. 1933,
AGED 70 YEARS.
"A LOVING MOTHER."
9 o'clock face of base:
ALSO
OF OUR SON
ALBERT
HENRY MOORE,
KILLED IN ACTION
DOULERS, FRANCE
NOVEMBER 8TH. 1918,
AGED 23 YEARS.
"HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE."
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Moore family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Eckington Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council
From 1974: Eckington Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
4th May 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the gravestone was intact and the inscription legible, it was judged to be in poor condition because the whole structure was leaning and because it was difficult to access due to almost impenetrable thickets of bramble, nettles and willowherb.
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