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Lt Col P Bainbrigge


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a Napoleonic War memorial tablet to Lt Col Philip Bainbrigge at the Church of St Oswald, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
Church of St Oswald
Mayfield Rd
Nearest postcode:

SK 17629 46443
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of Mayfield Rd at the junction with School La. The memorial is on the south wall of the chancel.
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A wall mounted oblong white marble tablet with a moulded cornice at the head surmounted by a carved depiction of a canon, draped flags and a heraldic shield. A smaller inverted cornice at the foot has two foliated brackets below, with a carved spray of acanthus leaves between. The inscription is incised in mainly lower case upright roman lettering coloured black. A black marble backboard bears the sculptor’s name at the foot.


Tablet (overall) White marble1620680c100Fair
BackboardBlack marble184089030Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
In Memory of
Lieutenant Colonel PHILIP BAINBRIGGE,
fourth son of the late Thomas Bainbrigge Efqr.
of Woodfeat, Staffordshire.
He commanded the 20th. Regt. of Foot. at the
battle of Egmont op Zee, on the 6th. Octr. 1799:
(which terminated the Expedition to Holland)
where he was killed in the 44th. year of his age:
leaving a widow and eight children to mourn
their irreparable loss.
His body was buried by his brother soldiers
in the church yard near the field of battle.
Also of
RACHEL, relict of the above,
daughter of Peter Dobree, of Guernsey, Esq.
Who departed this life on the 4th. day of May, 1842,
in the 79th. year of her age.
Her remains are interred with those of
other members of the family, in a vault
in All Saints Church, Derby.
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictWar of the Second Coalition
(1798–1802) *
Action or eventBattle of Alkmaar
(2 Oct 1799) *
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
* The War of the Second Coalition was part of the Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815) and comprised an Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland.
The Battle of Alkmaar was actually fought on 2nd October, not 6th. It is also known as the Battle of Egmond-aan-Zee, the Battle of Egmont-op-Zee or the Second Battle of Bergen.
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Ashbourne Parish Council, Ashbourne Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ashbourne Town Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date (c1850?): The memorial was procured and installed in the church. It was made by Ward of Lichfield.

15th June, 1951: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1207715

November, 1968: Ashbourne Conservation Area was first designated; the church lies within it.

22nd December, 2008: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.

26th September, 2019: The memorial was resurveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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