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St Paul's Church – WW1 Roll of Honour

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial roll of honour at St Paul's Church, Little Chester, Derby.
Images
External setting Transept setting Chancel setting Memorial Fallen 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 memorial is on the north wall of the chancel.
The area has been called Little Chester since Roman times, but it is also informally known as Chester Green.

Previous 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 memorial was on the north wall of the north transept.

Previous location:
St Paul's School
 (Demolished)
Mansfield St
Little Chester
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3RJ

NGR:
SK 35414 37063
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The school was at the west end of Mansfield St, on the north side, next to the Methodist Church. The memorial is thought to have been mounted on a wall in a corridor.

Previous location:
Churchyard
St Paul's Church
Mansfield Rd
Little Chester
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3RT

NGR:
SK 35543 37077
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial was between the church and Mansfield Rd.
Type
Overall type: Roll of honour Overall condition: Fair


Description:

A framed and glazed roll of honour. The roll comprises three sheets arranged side by side in an oaken frame with a pedimented top and with a gilded inscription in upright capital roman lettering at the head. The central panel contains the roll of honour, which has a red border, a red cross at the head, an inscription in black gothic calligraphy with rubricated initials and names of the fallen in four columns, also in black gothic calligraphy with rubricated initials. The two side panels contain the roll of service and have a red border with a title and the names of those who served (and presumably returned) in black gothic calligraphy with rubricated initials, and arranged in five columns .

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Roll of honour (x3) Paper 650 380 - Fair
Frame Oak, glass 1400 1650 160 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
ST PAUL'S PARISH
FOR GOD RIGHT KING & COUNTRY
[Roll of
service A-L]
[Roll of
honour]
[Roll of
service L-Y]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 141 141
Number served and returned 795 795
Total names 936 936
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
1919: The roll was unveiled in its first position outside the church. It was intended as a temporary memorial until the permanent cross was erected.

May, 1920: The roll of honour was removed from outside the church and placed in the school hall.

1965: The school was closed and subsequently demolished. At about that time the memorial was erected on the north wall of the north transept of the church.

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

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

4th July 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.

c2014: The roll was moved to the north wall of the chancel.

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