Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

A H Smith

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial in St Lawrence's Churchyard, Great Barlow comprising an addition to the wording on a family gravestone and commemorating Albert Smith.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Lawrence's Churchyard
Hackney La (B6051)
Great Barlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S18 7TR

NGR:
SK 34392 74679
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The parish church signboard clearly identifies the village as Great Barlow but maps and other references refer to it as just Barlow. The grave is about 25m southwest of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the inscription on the headstone of a family grave. The limestone headstone has a flat top with stepped edges, attached fluted colonnettes at the sides and a depiction of an unfurled scroll on the face bearing the inlaid inscription in mixed styles of upright capital lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong limestone base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong limestone kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 930 765 115 Fair
Base Limestone 280 875 230 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 250 870 1865 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
PEACE
In Loving Memory of
FRANCIS,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
SARAH ANN SMITH,
DIED AUG. 12TH. 1931, AGED 79 YEARS.
ALSO ALBERT HENRY,
SON OF THE ABOVE
DIED OF WOUNDS MARCH 2ND 1917.
AGED 19 YEARS.
INTERRED AT POPERINGHE BELGIUM.
AT REST.
ALSO SARAH ANN
BELOVED WIFE OF FRANCIS SMITH,
DIED MARCH 25TH 1956, AGED 91 YEARS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Smith family.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Barlow Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Barlow Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
July 1979: The churchyard lies within the Barlow Conservation Area first designated on that date.

17th August 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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