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Youlgrave, Harthill, Alport and Middleton - WW2

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial tablet for Youlgrave, Harthill, Alport and Middleton at the Church of All Saints, Youlgrave or Youlgreave, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of All Saints
Alport La
Youlgrave or Youlgreave
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1WS

NGR:
SK 21205 64382
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is at the junction of Bradford Rd and Alport La. The tablet is on the north wall of the north aisle.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A plain oblong white stone tablet in a mottled brown alabaster frame. The frame comprises a plain sub-frame with chamfered edges adjacent to the tablet and set in an elaborate outer frame. The outer frame comprises pilasters with carved and gilded foliated panels, surmounted by a moulded cornice below a plain frieze with carved and gilded foliated panels at each side and a larger nowy-headed moulded cornice containing a carved and gilded laurel wreath over a latin cross at the head. The foot of the frame comprises an inverted moulded cornice above a plain frieze and two foliated and gilded carved brackets. The lower frieze contains, at its centre, an oblong tablet with moulded borders. The inscriptions are incised in upright capital lettering coloured black.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Main tabletWhite stone535365-Good
FrameAlabaster1320720110Good
Subsidiary tabletAlabaster255450-Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Frieze:
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died1010
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names1010
1939  1945

Main tablet:
H. BIRDS
J. R. BIRDS
G. R. BUXTON
R. V. C. CAVENDISH
G. B. DAWSON
H. HADFIELD
A. OLDFIELD
G. ROWLAND
P. M. ROWLAND
E. Y. TAYLOR

Main tablet:
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF YOULGRAVE, HARTHILL,
ALPORT AND MIDDLETON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING & COUNTRY IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW2: Youlgreave Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Youlgreave Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated: the church lies within it.

12th July, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109853.

5th February, 1982: The Youlgrave Conservation Area was designated: the church lies within it.

26th September, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in good condition and cared for.
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