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Cdr G T Colvile

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Cdr George Colvile at All Saints' Church, Lullington, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet
Locations
Last known location:
All Saints' Church
Un-named lane
Lullington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE12 8EG

NGR:
SK 24981 12946
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is on the un-named lane from Lullington to Edingale, Staffordshire, close to the junction with Main St. The memorial is on the south wall of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A wall-mounted white marble tablet. The upright oblong tablet has a moulded cornice at the head, from the centre of which is suspended a coloured carving of a shield (presumably of the Colvile family) and medals. The central panel of the tablet contains a moulded frame with a pointed arch and sprays of acanthus leaves in relief in the spandrels. Within this frame the inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering. To each side of the frame is plain pilaster on a plain base, all resting on a moulded cornice at the foot with further sprays of acanthus leaves at the two bottom corners.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet White marble c1600 1150 160 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE TWISTLETON COLVILE, ESQRE.,
COMMANDER IN THE ROYAL NAVY,
FOURTH SON OF
FREDERICK CHARLES ACTON COLVILE, ESQRE.,
LATE CAPTAIN IN THE 3RD. FOOT GUARDS,
AND MARY, HIS WIFE,
SISTER TO CHANDOS, FIRST LORD LEIGH.
BORN AT BARTON HOUSE IN THE
COUNTY OF WARWICK,
ON THE 25TH. DAY OF JUNE 1826.
HE ENTERED THE NAVY IN 1839,
WAS PRESENT AT THE BOMBARDMENT OF
ST. JEAN D'ACRE,
AND AT THE BATTLE OF INKERMANN,
AND COMMANDED A BATTERY
IN THE NAVAL BRIGADE BEFORE SEBASTOPOL.
WHILE COMMANDING H.M.S. CAMILLA,
AND AS ACTING CAPTAIN OF H.M.S. NIGER,
HE RENDERED
IMPORTANT SERVICES TO HIS COUNTRY
IN THE CHINA SEAS,
HE WAS LOST WITH THE CAMILLA AND CREW,
IN A TYPHOON,
OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN,
ON THE 9TH. DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1860.
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
A BELOVED SON,
DEEPLY LAMENTED IN THE NAVAL SERVICE
AS AN OFFICER
OF GREAT ZEAL AND ABILITY,
THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING PARENTS.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Lullington Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Lullington Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
19th January, 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1159003. This memorial is mentioned in the listing description.

24th November, 1977: The church lies within the Lullington Conservation Area first designated on that date

26th June 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
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