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Memorial Title

Christ Church - WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial screen commemorating the fallen of Christ Church, Holloway, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
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 on the north wall of the choir, in front of the organ pipes and behind the stalls.
Type
Overall type: Screen. Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

An oaken panelled organ screen in five bays, with a moulded cornice at the head bearing spaced carved fleurons. The two outer bays are stepped forward slightly and are divided vertically into three panels, the upper one on each side bearing a shield: that to the left having a white cross on a red ground; that to the right having a red cross on a white ground. The three middle bays are divided vertically into two and the upper middle one bears the gilded inscription and names in roman lettering, mainly capitals and with a simple cross at the centre. The top panel of all bays have a small feature of blind tracery in each top corner.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
LetteringOak28303670-Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL
AND HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO
DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 + 1945
WILLIAM COLIN EUGENE
BROOMHEAD
FLIGHT SERGEANT PILOT R.A.F.V.R.
FLEKKEFJORD 2 SEPTEMBER 1941
ARTHUR JAMES BUSH
ABLE SEAMAN R.N. AT SEA OFF
BIRKENHEAD 26 JANUARY 1945
MICHAEL GERVASE HAM
SERGEANT PILOT R.A.F.V.R.
HOLLOWAY 20 NOVEMBER 1940
WILLIAM STANLEY NEWTON
PRIVATE PIONEER CORPS
RYES 17 JUNE 1944
The faithful shall abide with Him in Love.

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated Number died44
Number served and returned00
Total names44
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be parochial church council

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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
c1948: The memorial was designed by Laurence Turner, artisan and master craftsman of London.

1948: The memorial was dedicated.

14th August,1985: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1335315.

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 reference to the design of the memorial.
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