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Pte W H Glossop

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial window to Pte William Glossop in St Anne's Church, Ambergate, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
St Anne's Church
Derby Rd (A6)
Nearest postcode:
DE56 2EJ

SK 34791 51437
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the west side of the road at the junction with Holly La. The window is inside, on the south wall of the nave.
Overall type: Window.

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


A single light stained glass lancet window in a lancet opening. The window depicts St Martin in armour, wearing a green and red cloak and holding a sword. At the foot of the window is a band bearing the inscription in sentence case black gothic lettering. The maker's name, W PEARCE B'HAM is placed just above the main inscription.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window (opening) Stained glass 1660 500 - Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
To the Glory of God and in loving
memory of Pte. Wm. Headford Glossop,
Killed in action, Ypres Dec. 19th. 1915.
Erected by his parents.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1

Custodian: The Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Heage Parish Council; Heage Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Heage Parish Council; Ripley Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ripley Town Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1918: The window was made by W Pearce of Birmingham.

21st November, 1919: The window was unveiled by Bernard Glossop and was also dedicated.

December, 2001: The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed: the church lies within the site.

22nd February, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
Piers Bostock and Alec Dodd; 2016; A Guide to the parish church of St Anne, Ambergate, Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Courier; 3rd January, 1920; p3: a report of the unveiling.
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