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St Michael's Church - WW1

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 memorial plaque at St Michael's Church, 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 inside, on the north wall of the north aisle.
Overall type: Plaque.

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


A wall-mounted oblong brass plaque accompanied by two wooden brackets bearing brass vases. The plain brass plaque has an incised inscription in a decorative form of upright sentence-case gothic lettering coloured black. The brackets each comprise an oblong wall plate with rounded top, and a projecting shelf supported by a carved angel. The wall plates and shelves have cyma recta mouldings on the edges. The undecorated hemispherical vases have recessed lips and a collared base.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Brass 420 725 5 Fair
Bracket x 2 Wood 225 190 210 Fair
Vase x 2 Brass 175 140 dia Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
In memory of the men of Kirk Langley
who gave their lives for their country
in the Great War of 1914 - 1918
JohnGladstone Woodyatt aged 28. 1/5 Sherwood fforesters29th.April1915.
SamuelWinfield aged 19. 11st Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry21st.Aug.1915.
SamuelBullock aged 22. 4th. Grenadier Guards25th.Sept.1916.
GeorgeHenry Thornhill aged 22. 11th. Lancashire ffusiliers22nd.Jan.1917.
GeorgeHandford aged 35. 10th. Lincolnshire Regiment28th.April1917.
WalterHerbert Allsop aged 25. 2/8 Sherwood fforesters26th.Sept.1917.
EnochBull aged 30. 7th. Leicester Regiment9th.Oct.1917.
Grant unto them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let light everlasting shine upon them

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914 - 1919) Totals
Number died 7 7
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 7 7
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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