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J N Snowdon and A C Snowdon - Vestry


Derbyshire War Memorials: A description of a WW2 war memorial vestry to J N Snowdon and A C Snowdon in St Michael and All Angels' Church, Hathersage, Derbyshire.

Inside view Outside view Outside view

Last known location:
St Michael and
 All Angels' Church
Church Bank
Nearest postcode:
S32 1AJ

SK 23410 81851
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The Anglican church is on the western limb of Church Bank (sometimes known as Bank Top) on the northeastern side of the village. It is not to be confused with the Roman Catholic church of St Michael the Archangel which is west of the village centre.

Overall type: Church extension

Overall condition: Good.


A single storey sandstone vestry with a pitched slate roof, built to the south of the church and accessed from a door in the south wall of the chancel. There is no known inscription associated with the building.

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Vestry Sandstone, slate - - - Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0

Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Hathersage Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hathersage Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.

c1943: The stone was salvaged from the demolition of the Church of St John and St James at Derwent prior to flooding of the site by Ladybower Reservoir.

c1947-8: The vestry was designed by Mr P H Currie FRIBA

1949: The construction of the vestry was funded by Mr and Mrs Snowdon of Hathersage as a memorial to their two sons, John Nevil and Antony Condor Snowdon, killed in WW2.

17th April, 1951: The memorial lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

12th July, 1967: The church was listed Grade 1, Heritage List for England number 1109793.

24th April, 1981: The memorial lies within the Hathersage Conservation Area first designated on that date.

15th September, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and well cared for.

The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, pp11 -12; Martin Hulbert and Peter Miles, 2003, Hathersage Parochial Church Council. The booklet contains information on the construction of the vestry.

Page © Roy Branson