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Christ Church - WW1

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of WW1 war memorial lettering to the fallen of Christ Church, Holloway, Derbyshire.
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Inscription Brown Marsh Oakley Thorpe Walker
Davis Peach Miers Hughes Hodgkinson Walker
Marsden Smedley Hodgkinson Walker Clarkstone Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Christ Church
Church St
Holloway
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 5JP

NGR:
SK 32318 56958
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is in the nave.
Type
Overall type: Lettering. Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

Carved lettering in a gritstone stringcourse around the walls of the nave. The stringcourse extends around the north, south and east walls of the nave at about two-thirds of its height. The introductory and closing inscriptions each occupy two lines of text and are located at the west end of the church. Each name occupies three lines of text and is placed between windows. The gilded upright capital roman lettering is carved in cavo rilievo style with the background painted red.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
LetteringGritstonec300c1000c25Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Quoted dimensions are of a typical name, but all differ.
Inscription
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HERE
DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR OF 1914-18
PTE. ARTHUR BROWN
1/6TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
NEUVILLE ST. ELOI 17TH. APRIL 1916
PTE. HAROLD MARSH
10TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
DELVILLE WOOD 12TH. AUG. 1916
PTE. HAROLD OAKLEY
16TH. CANADIAN SCOTTISH
COURCELETTE 27TH. SEP. 1916
PTE. HARRY ALFRED THORPE
16TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
NEAR THIEPVAL. 9TH. OCT. 1916
2LT GEORGE FRANCIS WALKER
3RD. BATT YORK & LANCASTER REGT.
HAMEL 8TH. DEC. 1916
PTE. ERNEST DAVIS
54TH. BATT CANADIAN REGT.
VIMY RIDGE 9TH. APRIL 1917
PTE. JACK PEACH
15TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
NEAR BULLECOURT 21ST. MAR 1918
L/CPL. NORMAN BYWATER MIERS
28TH. AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES
POLYGON WOOD. 20TH. SEP. 1917
PTE. WILLIAM ANDREW HUGHES
2/8TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
NEAR YPRES 28TH. SEPT. 1917
PTE. THOMAS HODGKINSON
5TH. SHERWOOD FORESTERS
EPEHY 9TH. JAN 1918
PTE. FREDERICK GEORGE HAWLEY
IST. NORTH STAFFORDS
ZILLEBECKE 12TH. JUNE 1917
2/LT GEORGE FUTVOYE MARSDEN SMEDLEY
3RD. BATT. THE RIFLE BRIGADE
GUILLEMONT 18TH. AUG 1916
CPL. WILLIAM HODGKINSON. MM
2ND SHERWOOD FORESTERS
LE VERGUIER 22ND. MAR 1918
GNR. ARTHUR WALKER
5TH. BDE CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY
VILLERS BRETONNEAU. 8TH. AUG 1918
PTE. STANLEY CLARKSTONE
7TH. LINCOLNS
MONTIGNY. 9TH. OCT. 1918
THIS IS THE MEMORIAL OF THEIR HONOUR AND OF OUR GRATITUDE
GOD HAS RECEIVED THEM INTO HIS MERCY & THEY LIVE IN HIS LIGHT FOR EVER

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died1515
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names1515
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be parochial church council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council, Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council, Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1921: The memorial was designed by Laurence Turner, artisan and master craftsman of London, and carved by Mr W Fox, stonemason of Holloway.

8th October, 1922: The memorial was dedicated by Rt Rev Charles T Abraham, Bishop Suffragan of Derby.

14th August,1985: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1335315. The window is mentioned in the listing description.

23rd December, 1996: The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Conservation Area was first designated. The church lies within it.

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

3rd November, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition and well cared for.
References
Dennis Brook, edited by Jane Middleton-Smith; The Story of the Early Years of Christ Church, Holloway; John Smedley Archive Charitable Trust; 2017; p66: a brief account of the design and installation of the memorial.

Derby Telegraph; 29th October, 1922; p2: a report of the dedication service.
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