Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

A Gyte

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Anthony Gyte added to a gravestone in the churchyard of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Sheldon, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of St Michael and
 All Angels
Church La
Sheldon
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1QS

NGR:
SK 17543 68885 ±5m
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Location details:
The churchyard is on the east side of Church La. The gravestone is west of the church, near the boundary with the track.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a headstone on a family grave. The white marble gravestone has a pointed arch top, recessed sides and a design of clasped hands flanked by two angels in relief in a crescent-shaped panel at the head. The inlaid inscription is in upright, mainly capital, block lettering and the maker's name is inlaid at the foot.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1500 760 75 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Main inscription:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
In Loving Memory
of
ANTHONY,
THE BELOVED SON OF
ANTHONY & MARIA GYTE,
WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS NOVR. 2ND. 1917,
AND WAS INTERRED AT THE LARCHWOOD
RAILWAY CUTTING, ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM.
AGED 19 YEARS.
ALSO OF EMILY,
THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER,
WHO DIED APRIL 26TH. 1928,
AGED 37 YEARS.
AT REST.
ALSO MARIA, BELOVED WIFE OF
ANTHONY GYTE,
WHO DIED NOV 15TH. 1934,
AGED 77 YEARS.
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
ANTHONY GYTE,
WHO DIED JUNE 14TH 1945,
AGED 81 YEARS.
Foot of headstone:
W. SHIMWELL
 YOULGRAVE
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Gyte family

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
Unknown date: The memorial was made by W Shimwell, monumental mason of Youlgrave, Derbyshire.

17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated and the memorial lies within it.

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
References
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