Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Christ Church

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial cross formerly outside Christ Church, and now at the roadside in New Houghton, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial 6 o'clock face 9 o'clock face 3 o'clock face Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Rotherham Rd (B6417)
New Houghton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG19 8TF

NGR:
SK 49876 65222 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is on the western side of the road opposite the junction with Stanton St.

Previous location:
Roadside
Christ Church (Redundant)
Rotherham Rd (B6417)
New Houghton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
NG19 8TE

NGR:
SK 49857 65444
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Location details:
The memorial was in the paved yard between the road and the church, behind the boundary wall.
Type
Overall type: Cross Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A sandstone monument comprising a wheel cross on a square plinth, plain battered pedestal and square base. The 6 o'clock face of the cross is decorated with interlaced strapwork in the celtic or anglo-saxon style in relief and the inscription is incised on the pedestal in upright capital block lettering. The maker's name is incised on the top surface of the base. The base appears to have been extended by the addition of a piece of stone slab (possibly from the church building) with an incised inscription apparently unrelated to the memorial.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross Sandstone 2260 c530 155 Fair
Plinth Sandstone 80 390 390 Fair
Pedestal Sandstone 800 685 685 Fair
Base (original) Sandstone 135 1415 1415 Fair
Base (extended) Sandstone 135 1415 1700 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of pedestal:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Falklands Conflict (April-June 1982) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 36 1 37
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 36 1 37
1914-1919.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
C. H. C. ALLSOPP
W. ASHPOOL
W. BEAL
J. BEECROFT
R. T. BRADLEY
A. BOWDEN
W. C. BURTON
S. W. CARLIN
W. CHARLESWORTH
G. COOLING
E. CAINE
S. CLARKE
E. COOPER
W. DAY
G. EVERLEY
A. GEEVES
9 o'clock face of pedestal:
J. GREGORY
W. T. HALLAM
E. HACKETT
J. W. HERRING
M. KISSANE
W. LANDER
A. LOWE
L. MALTBY
J. G. MORRIS
A. F. L. POYSER
J. PAGE
J. PRIEST
A. STEVENSON
J. L. WHITE
F. H. WHETTON
J. F. WHEELDON
S. WESTON
G. WILKINSON
J. WRIGHT
H. SHEPPARD
3 o'clock face of pedestal:
K. EVANS
Top surface of base:
G PLATTS
STAINSBY
6 o'clock face of base extension (spurious?:
LAID BY F. W. VERNEY MARCH 12TH 1898.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Pleasley Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pleasley Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
August, 1920: The Parochial Church Council agreed to erect a war memorial.

Unknown date: The memorial was constructed by George Platts, monumental mason of Stainsby.

6th August, 2009: The memorial was surveyed outside the church by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

Unknown date: The church closed and the memorial was removed. Subsequently planning approval was obtained to convert the building to two dwellings.

August 2011: The church was advertised for sale.

Unknown date: The memorial was re-erected on Rotherham Rd opposite Stanton Rd.

2016: The name of Cpl Kenneth Evans, killed in the Falklands in 1982, was added to the 3 o'clock face of the pedestal.

13th November, 2016: The name of K Evans was dedicated.

18th April, 2018: The memorial was surveyed on Rotherham Rd by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
Mansfield Reporter; 6th August, 1920. p2: a report on the decision of the parochial church council.

Ibid; 20th August, 1920; p6: report on the decision to erect a stone cross.

Mark Jenkinson & son; Draft particulars of sale for redundant church; August 2011.

Bolsover District Council; Planning application reference 14/00610/FUL for conversion of the church to dwellings; approved 27th February, 2015.

Pleasley Parish Council; Newsletter 46, October 2016: an announcement about the dedication in November 2016.
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