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St James's Church - Pillar

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial pillar at St James's Church, Shardlow, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription Names Names WW2
Locations
Last known location:
St James's Churchyard
London Rd (B5010)
Shardlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 2GP

NGR:
SK 43793 30349 ±5m
Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road and the memorial is in the churchyard, just inside the main gates.
Type
Overall type: Pillar.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A sandstone monument comprising a tapered octagonal pillar supporting a rectangular carved lantern-head with a figure of Christ in relief within a recessed panel on the 6 o'clock face. The pillar surmounts a monolithic oblong pedestal with partially canted corners containing rounded decorative chamfers.  the 6 o'clock face of this pedestal bears dates in relief within a shield with raised edges, and an inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering. This pedestal surmounts a further octagonal ashlar pedestal with niches on the four principal faces and names incised on some intermediate faces in upright capital roman lettering. The whole surmounts an octagonal ashlar base.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Pillar Sandstone 2225 355 260 Fair
Lantern head Sandstone c1400 700 360 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 540 755 605 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 590 1670 1530 Fair
Base Sandstone 125 2180 2000 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of upper pedestal:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 15 1
Number served and returned  0 0
Total names 15 1
1914
1918
A.D.
REMEMBER
7 o'clock face of lower pedestal:
GEORGE TAYLOR
CHARLES WEBSTER
FRANCIS J. SANDERS
JOHN WILLIAM SHAW
WILLIAM MUGGLESTONE
FREDERICK W. S. WELLS
JOSEPH MOORE
ALBERT TWELLS
5 o'clock face of lower pedestal:
HENRY JAMES SWAIN
FRANK V. COWLISHAW
JOHN HENSHALL
REGINALD HARRY FORD
ARTHUR WILLIAM PEGG
JOHN THOMAS STONE
DANIEL CLAYTON
6 o'clock face of lower pedestal:
STANLEY ADKIN
1939 - 45
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
1920s: The memorial is presumed to have been erected in the early part of the decade.

Unknown date: An infill panel was fitted into part of one of the names.

1940s:The WW2 inscription is presumed to have been added in the latter part of the decade.

21st March, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition. Most of the monument had a light coating of lichen but this did not significantly impair the legibility of the inscriptions.
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