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J Sacheverell - Window
Setting Window Detail
Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
Church La
Nearest postcode:

SK 39662 40935
From listing description.
Location details:
In the east wall of the south aisle.
Overall type: Window.

Overall condition: Good.


A three light straight-headed window with tracery at the head but with the right light obscured by later construction. The left light contains a depiction of St Elizabeth in blue robes above an image of three young women and five young men believed to represent the children of John Sacheverell. The centre light contains a depiction of St Peter in red and white robes above a roundel motif. The tracery panes contain further heraldic images.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Window Painted glass c2000 c2000 - Good
(The estimated dimensions are of the whole window, the visible portion is therefore c1500 wide.)
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Left light: Santa Elizabetha
Right light: Sanctus Petrus

Conflicts and numbers of people named on the commemoration

Conflict Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
(Battle of Bosworth Field (21st or 22nd August, 1485) )
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Custodians: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council.

Local Authorities:
From WW1: Morley Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Morley Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
The church lies within the Morley Conservation Area.
10th November, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England reference 1205838. The window is mentioned in the listing description.
12th August, 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and it was in good condition.
4th April, 2015: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson and it was in good condition.
Derbyshire, in the King's England series; Arthur Mee; p198 in the 1947 Edition: A brief mention of the memorial including the suggestion that it commemorates John Sacheverell..
This memorial does not fully comply with the definition of a war memorial accepted by most heritage organisations. The depiction of the seven children implies that it commemorates John Sacheverell but he is not named, as would normally be required. It is included here with the benefit of doubt.
Page © Roy Branson