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St Peter's Church - Clock

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial clock accompanied by a tablet at St Peter's Church, Stonebroom, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Clock Memorial Inscription Click in a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Church
High St
Stonebroom
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6JT

NGR:
SK 41596 59779 ±5m
Location details:
The clock face and the tablet are on the outside of the south wall of the church.
Type
Overall type: Clock.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A church clock and associated tablet. The clock has a blue face with gilded hands and roman numerals.  The white marble tablet is in the form of a scroll with a laurel wreath in relief at the foot and supported by two moulded brackets. The inscription is inlaid in mainly upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Clock Unknown - - - Fair
Tablet White marble 1100 750 100 Fair
Bracket x 2 White marble 150 90 120 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THIS TABLET AND CLOCK WERE ERECTED
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 — 1918.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 36 6
Number served and returned  0 0
Total names 36 6
S. BROWN.
S. CRESSWELL.
H. CONNELL.
W. COLBORN.
H. DAY.
E. FAWBERT.
W. GLOVER.
T. HARRIS
S. HARRIS.
J. H.HARRISON.
A. HUNT.
W. JARVIS.
T. E. KERRY.
W. LITTLEWOOD.
G. MUGGLESTONE.
W. PARNHAM.
E. PURDY.
F. PURDY.
T. PHIPPS.
H. PEACOCK.
J. T. PICKBURN.
G. R. ROBERTS.
P. ROWLEY.
G. S. P. STAMPER.
E. W. P. STAMPER.
T. SWAIN.
J. SWAIN.
F. STERLAND.
S. SHARMAN.
S. SADLER.
H. TAGG.
J. WHITE.
W. WHITMORE.
L. WILSON.
A. WALKER.
W. WALKER.
"THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVER."

1939  1945
T. BOWLER.
H. DAWES.
E. EDWARDS.
H. KINDER.
J. T. PLATT.
E. A. RANDLE.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; Chesterfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shirland and Higham Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
c1922: The clock was made by J. Smith & Sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby.

18th February, 1923: The clock was started, and the tablet unveiled, by Brig Gen Geoffrey M Jackson of Clay Cross Hall, director of several local colliery companies and formerly of the Sherwood Foresters Regt. It was dedicated by Rev W Parker-Stamper, vicar of St Peter's Church.

1940s: The WW2 names were added.

28th April, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.

2nd September, 2016: The memorial was again surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot when the clock mechanism was photographed with the kind assistance of Mr Alan Randle, Assistant Churchwarden. The memorial was in fair condition.
References
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald; 24th February 1923, p4: a report of the unveiling and dedication service.

Nottingham Evening Post; 23rd February, 1923, p5: a brief report of the unveiling and dedication ceremony.
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