C H Brightmore
Derbyshire War Memorials
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C H Brightmore

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Charles Brightmore comprising an addition to a gravestone in Tideswell Cemetery, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Tideswell Cemetery
Washhouse Bottom
Tideswell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 8RB

NGR:
SK 15809 76395 ±5m
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Location details:
About 20m southwest of the centre of the circular path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Poor; much of the lettering has been lost.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a headstone on a family grave. The low, monolithic limestone headstone is in the style of an unfurled scroll draped over a wall on a base. Each side of the wall bears a spray of foliage in relief and the face of the scroll and the base bear inscriptions inlaid in mainly upright capital lettering. The partial shadow of a further incised inscription is vaguely visible but has been almost wholly defaced. The headstone had been laid flat on its back on the surface of the grave and is accompanied by oblong limestone kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 925 760 130 Poor
Kerbs Limestone 140 12105 2750 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[IN] LOVING [MEMORY OF]
[JAMES]
THE [BELOVED HUSBAND OF
LILY BRIGHTMORE],
WHO DIED MARCH [15TH. 1932,]
AGED 71 [YEARS.
ALSO]
CHARLES HARRY [G. BRIGHTMORE]
THEIR [BELOVED SON,]
KILLED [IN ACTION IN FRANCE
SEPT.] 30TH. [1918 AGED 19 YEARS.]
{... BRIGHTMORE ...
... ... ... ...
AGED ... YEARS}
["TO MEMORY] EVER [DEAR"]

[lettering damaged or missing.]
{Further incised inscription almost wholly defaced.}
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
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Brightmore family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Tideswell Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Tideswell Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
22nd August, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in poor condition with much of the inscription missing or defaced, and the headstone laid on the ground. .
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