St John the Baptist's Church - WW1 and WW2
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St John the Baptist's Church - WW1 and WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial cross at St John the Baptist's Church, Tibshelf, Derbyshire
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face of pedestal 9 o'clock face of pedestal 12 o'clock face of pedestal 3 o'clock face of pedestal 6 and 9 o'clock faces of plinth 12 and 3 o'clock face of plinth
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Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
 Churchyard
High St (B6014)
Tibshelf
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 5NU

NGR:
SK 44042 60871 ±5m
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Location details:
Between the church tower and the road.
Type
Overall type: Cross.


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

Description:

A tall grey granite monument comprising a cross on a pedestal, plinth and base. The plain latin cross is draped with a laurel garland and has an anchor leaning against the face with its chain entwined around the shaft. The cross surmounts a square battered pedestal with a moulded capstone, and a square plinth with moulded top. The upper two steps of the base are of granite and the lower one, of sandstone ashlar, supports eight sandstone obelisks linked by a metal chain. The 6 o'clock face of the pedeatal bears the dedication and the other three faces bear the WW1 names, while the four faces of the plinth bear the WW2 names. The inscription and names are inlaid in upright capital block lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Granite 950 600 400 Fair
Capstone Granite 350 790 790 Fair
Pedestal Granite 1040 530 530 Fair
Plinth Granite 385 815 815 Fair
Base Granite, Sandstone 570 2600 2600 Fair
Obelisk x 8 Sandstone 700 200 200 Fair
Chain Metal - - - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal: 9 o'clock face of pedestal: 12 o'clock face of pedestal: 3 o'clock face of pedestal:
THIS MONUMENT
IS ERECTED TO THE
GLORY OF GOD,
AND IN HONOUR OF
THE BRAVE MEN OF
TIBSHELF,
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918.
"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH."
ALSO
1939-1945.
ALFRED SEASTON.
WILLIAM HY. SEASTON.
THOMAS SPENCER.
JOHN H. SHAW.
HARRY STAPLETON.
PERCY SLACK.
THOMAS SLACK. M.M.
THOMAS R. SMITH.
HENRY W. SHEASBY.
SIDNEY SHARMAN.
ERNEST TODD.
FRANK THOMPSON.
WILLIAM A. VAUGHAN.
HENRY WILKINSON. D.C.M.
CHARLES T. WHITTAKER.
FRED. WARD.
JOHN J. WRIGHT.
REGINALD WOOD.
THOMAS COLLINS.
GEORGE E. COX.
WILLIAM H. DRAYCOTT.
FRANK A. GRATION.
JOHN GOULDER.
HENRY GOULDER.
ERNEST GIBSON.
RICHARD HINTON.
CHARLES A. LINDSEY.
FRANK LEES.
THOMAS MARSH.
JOHN E. PASK.
FRANK PETCH.
GEORGE H. REYNOLDS.
F. LESLIE REYNOLDS.
ARTHUR RAY.
FREDERICK RICHARDSON.
HERBERT SHEPPARD.
GEORGE H. SHOOTER.
HENRY SIMPSON.
GEORGE S. ALVEY.
FRED. ABBERLEY, M.M.
ALFRED BROWN.
JAMES H. BINGHAM.
FRANK BINGHAM.
WILLIAM BARRINGER.
HENRY W. BROADBENT.
GEORGE BALL.
FREDERICK BATCHELOR.
JOHN W. BUNTING.
HAROLD A. BAILEY.
SAMUEL BATTISON.
THOMAS BARRETT.
JOHN W. BIRCUMSHAW.
WILLIAM H. BROADHEAD.
BERNARD BRIGGS.
LEWIS BLOWER.
CHARLES T. CROFT.
MAURICE CALVERT.
T. BERTRAM COWEY.

6 o'clock face of plinth: 9 o'clock face of plinth: 12 o'clock face of plinth: 3 o'clock face of plinth:
CYRIL BUNTING.
GEORGE BROCKSOPP.
JACK ELSE.
WALTER HOPKINSON.
GEOFFREY THORPE.
DENNIS WOOD.
ISAAC TURNER.
GEORGE W. RILEY.
LESLIE SEASTON.
DAVID G. SMITH.
WILFRID THORNTON.
MAURICE JONES.
JAMES LONEY.
REUBEN E. REAST.
JOHN J. REYNOLDS.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 58 15 73
Number served and returned  0  0  0
Total names 58 15 73
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

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
24th August, 1921: The memorial was unveiled by Sir Charles Seely in a service conducted by Rev E Bartlett, vicar.

11th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Derbyshire Advertiser; 27th August, 1921; p9 col4: a very brief report of the unveiling.
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