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Church of St James - WW1

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial pulpit in the Church of St James, Edlaston, Derbyshire.
Images
Pulpit Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St James
Edlaston La
Edlaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 2DQ

NGR:
SK 18118 42675
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of this remote rural road. The pulpit is against the south wall.
Type
Overall type: Pulpit Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

An oaken pulpit+ with accompanying panelling and plaque. The panelled polygonal pulpit has a moulded rail around the top, blind tracery on the two panels of each face and the access is by oaken steps with a brass handrail. The conjoined oaken panelling, L-shaped in plan, is attached to the adjacent walls and bears a brass plaque above and behind the pulpit. The nowy-headed plaque has a broad black border with exposed acorns and oak leaves and an Alisee cross on a red ground in a roundel at the head. The incised inscription is in upright capital roman lettering infilled in black with rubricated dates and selected initials.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
PulpitOakc1600c1000c1200Good
PanellingOakc1800c800c1200Good
PlaqueBrass4005052Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
 19141919. 
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN SACRED MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.
CAPTN.W.H.R. COUNT,9TH. LANCERS.
LIEUT.R.W. GREENFIELD,RIFLE BRIGADE.
L.CPL.E.W. HALL,ROYAL FUSILIERS.
PRIVATE.A.H. EDWARDS,SHERWD. FORESTERS.
"W. EDWARDS,  "    "
"T. SLACK,  "    "
"W.C. BEER,NORTH STAFFS..
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died77
Number served and returned00
Total names77
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Edlaston and Wyaston Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edlaston and Wyaston Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date c1920s?: The memorial was installed.

13th September, 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1158423.

1st September, 2019: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in good condition and cared for.
References
Mee, Arthur; Derbyshire, in the King's England series; p122 in the 1947 reprint: a brief mention of the memorial.
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