St Matthew's Church
Derbyshire War Memorials
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St Matthew's Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial cross in St Matthew's Churchyard, Pentrich, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Base Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Matthew's Churchyard
Main Rd (B6016)
Pentrich
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE5 3RE

NGR:
38974 52615 ±5m
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Location details:
Northeast of the church, close to the road.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A white marble latin cross on a three-stepped base and a concrete plinth. The steps and plinth have bevelled tops and the inlaid inscription is in sentence case lettering on the 6 o'clock faces of the steps.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 995 505 95 Fair
Base White marble 600 710 555 Fair
Plinth Concrete 200 870 715 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
To the Glory of God
and in honoured
Memory of the men of this
Village who fell in the Great War
1914 - 1919.
ALBERT FILSELL
ARTHUR FILSELL
CYRIL TOWLSON
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 3 3
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 3 3
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Pentrich Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pentrich Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
29th November, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the lettering was becoming worn and the memorial itself seemed just a little drab.
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