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Church of St Oswald - WW2

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial tablet at the Church of St Oswald, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Tablet
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St Oswald
Mayfield Rd
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1EJ

NGR:
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 north wall of the nave, at the west end.
Type
Overall type: Tablet. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A grey limestone tablet set within a limestone frame with a hollowed internal border and surmounting an oblong base. The inscription is incised in upright capital roman lettering coloured black and red, the names black in two columns.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Tablet Limestone1140142050Fair
FrameLimestone13201625-Fair
BaseStone4101625130Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1939 – 1945
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
J. ALLENA. J. HOLLINSHEAD
K. AUSTINW. HUTCHINSON
J. H. BALDYR. H. JELF
I. BARKERS. B. JONES
W. D. BARNWELLN. MIDDLETON
G. H. BATESC. L. PLANT
A. S. BEEBYJ. S. PURGAVIE
A. G. H. BRIDDONJ. H. RICHARDSON
W. A. CHAMBERSR. E. ROLISON
L. CONNELLD. R. SIMM
E. P. DEVILLEC. STUBBS
P. G. S. DICKENSONI. G. P. SUTHERLAND
J. R. FISHERF. TATE
T. W. GLOVERR. WEBSTER
W. GRINDEYD. WIBBERLEY
L. HALLR. WIBBERLEY
T. A. HAMBLETONA. C. WRIGHT
J. HARRISONR. W. R. JELF

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died3636
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names3636
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW2: 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 (c1950?): The memorial was procured and installed in the church.

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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