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St Pauls Church – WW1 Doors

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of WW1 war memorial doors at St Paul's Church, Little Chester, Derby.
Images
Setting Doors Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Paul's Church
Mansfield Rd
Little Chester
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3RT

NGR:
SK 35517 37091
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the west side of Mansfield Rd but vehicular access to it is from Seale St. The doors are between the north porch and the north aisle.
The area has been called Little Chester since Roman times, but it is also informally known as Chester Green.
Type
Overall type: Doors Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A pair of oaken doors accompanied by a brass plaque. The framed and panelled doors have brass furniture and fit within a frame which occupies the pointed arch opening between the porch and the north aisle. The door frame bears a small brass plaque mounted on an oaken backboard at the apex of the arch and it bears an inscription in different styles of black lettering.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Doors (including frame) Oak 2400 1335 45 Fair
Plaque Brass 60 90 2 Fair
Backboard Oak 120 180 30 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
To The Glory of God
And a thank offering for
safe return from
THE GREAT WAR
THESE DOORS WERE ERECTED
BY
J. A. WAKEFIELD.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Derby County Borough Council (Derby Corporation)
From 1974: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
From 1997: The unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
c1920: The memorial was erected by J A Wakefield.

September, 1991: The Little Chester Conservation Area was designated and the memorial lies within it.

28th September, 2005: The church was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England number 1392461.

7th May, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Anne Branson. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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