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16th Battn Sherwood Foresters - Book of Remembrance


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial book of remembrance for the 16th Battn Sherwood Foresters at St Peter's Church, Edensor, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
St Peter's Church
Jap La
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1PH

SK 25066 69907
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the southern side of the chancel arch.
Overall type: Book of remembrance.

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


A book of remembrance set into a niche in the chancel arch. The front of the red leather-bound cover has the title in gilded lower case gothic lettering with gilded line borders. The oblong niche has a nowy-headed border of moulded cream alabaster with fleurons spaced around the perimeter and a coloured badge of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment at the head. A moulded cornice at the foot also bears spaced fleurons in relief. The internal edge of the niche is fitted with a locked perforated and cusped bronze grille with a clear glass pane over the book.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Book Leather, card, paper c300 c250 c20 Good
Niche Alabaster 720 590 c125 Good
Grille Bronze, glass 375 300 - Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Book cover:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died  c25  c25
Number served and returned c575 c575
Total names c600 c600
Roll of Honour
of the
16th Battalion
Sherwood Foresters
(The Chatsworth Rifles)
The Great War,
Internal pages:
[Not known, said to contain nearly 600 names.]
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Edensor Parish Council, Bakewell District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edensor Parish Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1921: The memorial was procured and installed.

29th January, 1922: The book was presented to Sir Edwyn Hoskyns DD 12th Baronet Hoskyns, Bishop of Southwell by Lt Col Herbert Stepney.

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 good condition and cared for.
Derby Telegraph; 31st January, 1922; p2: a report on the presentation ceremony.
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