F Bingham
Derbyshire War Memorials
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F Bingham

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Frank Bingham added to a gravestone at St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Tibshelf, Derbyshire
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
High St (B6014)
Tibshelf
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 5NU

NGR:
SK 44075 60831 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church, near the path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is intact but illegible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone. The low grey polished granite headstone has a flat top with a raised panel on the battered face bearing an incised inscription in mixed case upright lettering.  The headstone is accompanied by a recumbent oblong sandstone tablet bearing a further inscription incised in upright capiital roman lettering, and by oblong grey granite kerbs bearing a further inscription incised on a chamfer at the foot and the maker's name at the corner.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Grey granite 655 870 225 Fair
Tablet Sandstone 455 455 60 Fair
Kerbs Grey granite 240 875 1865 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
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
IN MEMORY OF
[Thomas Bingham
BORN DEC ... 18... DIED SEPT. 28TH ...]
ALSO HIS SON
Frank Bingham
(ROYAL MARINES R.N.[...])
KILLED IN ACTION AUG. 27TH. [1918]
ALSO [Mary] Ann
WIFE OF THOMAS [BINGHAM]
BORN DEC. 9TH. [...] DIED [NOV 6TH ...]
Foot of kerbs:
ALSO
Margaret Nadin,
DAUGHTER
DIED SEPT 14TH 1944.
Tablet:
DOROTHY CHRISTINE
WILSON
DIED 24TH MAY 1978
AGED 71 YEARS.
ALSO
GEORGE WILSON
DIED 13TH MAY 1982
AGED 81 YEARS.
Corner of kerbs:
A.P.M.

[The speckled grey granite stones bear clearly
cut inscriptions which are in good condition
but which are extremely difficult to read due
to the lack of contrast with the background.]
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Bingham family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Blackwell Parish Council, Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Blackwell Parish Council, Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial was made by A P M, a monumental mason.

11th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair overall condition: the components were intact and sound but the inscription was barely legible.
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