F C Cavendish
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F C Cavendish

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a memorial tablet at St Peter's Church, Edensor, Derbyshire to the political assassination of Frederick Cavendish.
Images
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Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Church
Jap La
Edensor
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1PH

NGR:
SK 25066 69907
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the east wall of the Cavendish Chapel, south of the chancel.
Type
Overall type: Tablet.


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

Description:

A white stone tablet with brown mottling (possibly alabaster) set into the wall. The long oblong tablet has a broad frame comprising an outer moulded border and an inner band of finely carved flower heads. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering infilled in black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Stone c400 c1200 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREDERICK CHARLES CAVENDISH SON OF WILLIAM 7TH. DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
AND BLANCHE GEORGIANA HIS WIFE BORN NOV 30 1836
SENT OUT AS CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND
AND MURDERED WITHIN TWELVE HOURS OF HIS LANDING
IN THE PHOENIX PARK DUBLIN MAY 6 1882 AGED 45
BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Political assasination. Totals
Action Phoenix Park Murders
(6 May 1882).
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Edensor Parish Council, Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edensor Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The church lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

12th July 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1088158.

Unknown date: The church lies within the Edensor Conservation Area.

21st July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for although the letter colouring was faded and parts of it lost.
References
Comments
F C Cavendish was more formally known as Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish PC.

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