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Capt A T England - Window

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Boer War memorial to Capt Alick England at Kirk Langley, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
St Michael's Church
Church La
Kirk Langley
Nearest postcode:

SK 28646 38858
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The memorial is in the north wall of the Meynell Chapel, which is at the east end of the north aisle.
Overall type: Window.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A two-light stained glass window. The two lancet lights and a small central pane, are set within the Y-tracery of a gothic opening and contain glass in reds, golds and blue. Each light has a border of alternating flowers and foliage, a ribbon at the head bearing a text, a principal figure, and the inscription on a band across the foot. The left figure is of a bearded saint wearing robes of white and gold, holding a book with a text from Luke 24:53, and with a winged calf at his feet. This may allude to St Luke who is sometimes represented as an ox, which is a symbol of sacrifice. The right light has a depiction of a young saint in red and white and gold robes, reading from a book and with an eagle at his feet. This may represent St John the Evangelist with the Book of Revelations. The texts and inscription are in upright sentence-case gothic lettering.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window Stained glass c2200 c950 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Ribbon at head of left light: Ribbon at head of left light:
Behold I bring you
good tidings of great joy
God so loved the world that
He gave His only begotten Son
Book in left light:
And were
in the temple
praising and
Inscription across foot of both lights:
To the Glory of God and in memory of
This window is given by his brother and
Alick England, Capt: 45th. Regiment,
friend Godfrey Meynell Capt: 53rd. Regiment.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second Boer War (1899-1902) Totals
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Kirk Langley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Kirk Langley Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109095.

28th June, 1995: The church lies within the Kirk Langley Conservation Area designated on that date.

25th June, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition.
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