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All Saints' Church - WW1 Bells

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of WW1 war memorial bells at All Saints' Church, Sawley, Derbyshire.
No images are available.
Last known location:
All Saints' Church
Tamworth Rd (B6540)
Nearest postcode:
NG10 3AT

SK 47249 31366
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
In the belfry.
Overall type: Bells.

Overall condition: Not known


Two bells, being the treble and number two of the ring of eight bells. They are presumed to be cast in bell metal (a form of bronze) and each bears an inscription, although the design and layout are not known.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Bell x 2 Bell metal - - - Not known
The dimensions are not known.
Treble bell:
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend. 1914-1919.
Number two bell:
In glorious memory of Sawley men who gave up their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1919.

[Lettering style and layout not known.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not specified
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Sawley with Wilsthorpe Parish Council; Shardlow (later South East Derbyshire) Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Sawley Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1919: The bells were cast by J Taylor and Co, bell founders of Loughborough, Leicestershire.

22nd October, 1962: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1204277.

Unknown date: The church lies within the Sawley Conservation Area.

28th August, 2017: The memorial was recorded by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot from information in the church booklet. The bells were not seen and their condition is not known, but presumably they are in working order.
History of Sawley Parish Church (church booklet), p20: a description of the ring of bells.
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