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Church of St Michael and All Angels - Tablet

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Sheldon, Derbyshire.
Images
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Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St Michael and
 All Angels
Church La
Sheldon
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1QS

NGR:
SK 17556 68888
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the east side of Church La. The tablet is inside, on the north wall.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

An ornate wall-mounted, white mottled marble tablet. At the head is a moulded cornice surmounted by a broken swansneck pediment and a wheel patonce cross. Below the cornice is a plain frieze with a raised chi-rho emblem at the centre and flanked by a pair of blocks with fleurons in relief. The sides are formed by attached plain colonnettes with acanthus leaf capitals and in the centre is a panel with a raised decorative border and bearing the inscription in upright capital block lettering infilled in black. At the foot the colonnettes rest on plain blocks above an inverted moulded cornice with a repeated pattern of splayed acanthus leaves across the centre, and the whole is supported on two brackets with fleurs-de-lys in relief.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet (overall) White marble 1600 900 220 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE
SERVICE OF KING AND COUNTRY,
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY
THEIR RELATIONS AND FRIENDS.
JOHN BROCKLEHURST.
THOMAS A. BROCKLEHURST.
ANTHONY GYTE.
ALFRED WILDGOOSE.
JOHN SHERWIN.
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY
DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 5 5
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 5 5
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Sheldon Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Sheldon Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated and the church lies within it.

27th July, 1984: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1334884.

4th July, 2012: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.

16th May, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for
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