Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Church of St Chad

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial tablet in the Church of St Chad, Longford, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Church of St Chad
Long La
Longford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 3DS

NGR:
SK 21471 38324
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is next to Longford Hall and is accessible from Long La via a public bridleway. The memorial is inside, on the west wall of the nave.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A wall-mounted upright oblong limestone tablet with separate ornate cornices at the head and foot. The tablet has three hanging columns with intervening tracery at the head and an incised inscription in mixed styles of upright lettering coloured black with rubricated initials and dates. The upper cornice has a dentilated and moulded top above a foliated frieze. The lower cornice has a plain moulding above a dentilated frieze.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
TabletLimestone95071095Fair
Top corniceLimestone250850150Fair
Bottom corniceLimestone160615150Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
To the Glory of God and in Memory
of the Men of this Parish who fell in
The Great War 1914 - 18
ALGERNON AUSTIN.GEORGE COPE
FREDERICK JACKSONTHOMAS JACKSON
WILLIAM JACKSONFRANK W. MORLEY
JACK MURRAYERNEST MURRAY
WILLIAM REDSHAWERNEST STONE
EDWARD WRIGHTGEORGE WRIGHT
Their Name Liveth for Evermore
ARTHUR SHAW. 1939 - 45.
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Second World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventNot statedNot stated
Number died12113
Number served and returned 00 0
Total names12113
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Longford Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Longford Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The WW1 memorial was installed.

Unknown date: The WW2 inscription was added.

13th September, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109790.

13th May, 2011: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for although some of the colouring was missing from the inscription.
References
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