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Memorial Title

Lt H Brocklass or Lt H Brocklehurst


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to the military service of Lt H Brocklass, also known as Henry Brocklehurst, in St John the Baptist's Churchyard at Winster, Derbyshire.

Setting Memorial

Last known location:
St John the Baptist's
Elton Rd (B5057)
Nearest postcode:

SK 23956 60563 ±5m
Location details:
Grave C166 to the south of the church.

Overall type: Tablet.

Overall condition: Poor; the inscription is barely legible.


A tall, plain, rectangular freestanding limestone tablet with an inscription incised in upright, mainly lower case, lettering and with the mason’s name at the foot.

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Limestone 1250 760 55 Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.

to the memory of
Henry Brocklass.
Lieutenant of the 1st west India Regt.
who departed this life
on the 14th. of June 1832;
in the 47th. year of his age
nearly 30 years of which was spent
in the service of his Country. He was
beloved and esteemed by all who knew
him and few men have been more
Generally regretted. His mortal
remains were interred at the Military
Post of Capoey on the Essequibo;
And this stone is erected on the spot
where his Parents and relatives
are interred by his widow.

[Parts of the inscription were illegible and the wording was derived from a previous transcription by Dawn Scotting.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Non-combat death
Number died 1
Number served and returned 0
Total names 1

  G WOODWARD Youlgreave

Custodian: Presumed to be the Brocklehurst family.

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Winster Parish Council; Bakewell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Winster Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.

Unknown date: The memorial was provided by G Woodward, monumental mason of Youlgreave.

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

Unknown date: The memorial lies within the Winster Conservation Area.

Unknown date: Inscription transcribed by Dawn Scotting.

4th December 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition but extensive lichen growth had obscured much of the inscription.

Dawn Scotting; pers comm; October 2009: exchange of emails regarding the inscription.

Page © Roy Branson