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Memorial Title

St Leonard's Church - Gates

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of war memorial gates at St Leonard's Church, Shirland.
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Setting Location Memorial Memorial
Locations

Last known location:
Roadside
St Leonard's Church
Main Rd (A61)
Shirland
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6BB

NGR:
SK 39938 58479 ±5m
Location details:
On the eastern side of the road and the northern end of the churchyard frontage. The A61 is called Chesterfield Rd on some maps.
Type

Overall type: Gates.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A pair of mild steel gates with brass plaques attached. The gates have flat metal frames with square vertical bars and extensive curvilinear designs between and on the upper edge. The two brass plaques, for WW1 and WW2 respectively, are oblong with hollow corners and thin white line borders. The names are incised in two columns in upright capital roman lettering infilled in white.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Gates Mild steel 1615 2080 110 Fair
Plaque Brass 150 420 2 Fair
Plaque Brass 275 420 2 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

WW1 plaque 1914 - 1918    
JOSEPH BEARDALL
SAMUEL GREAVES
GEORGE LUDLAM
WILLIAM WOODWARD
ROBERT WOODWARD
FRED SUMMERS
JAMES CUPIT
CECIL BAINES
FRANK BRADLEY
RICHARD WARRINER
WILLIAM BRADLEY
WILLIAM BROTHWELL
JOHN NEWBOROUGH
WILLIAM ATTENBOROUGH
ALBERT THOMPSON
ALFRED SILKSTONE
WILLIAM PALMER
HENRY TAGG
CHARLES COUPE
FRANK MELLOR
ALFRED SHARRETT
ALFRED WHEATCROFT
HERBERT TOMLINSON
REGINALD WOOD

WW2 plaque 1939 - 1945    
HARRY WOODWARD
LIONEL CLEMENTS
GEOFFREY MARSHALL
GEORGE BRADLEY
DIOCLESON PATILLA
KENNETH CLAYTON
JAMES BRAILSFORD
JOHN BINGHAM

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 24 8
Number served and returned  0 0
Total names 24 8
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

6th August 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Wendy White. It was in fair condition.

8th July 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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