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Memorial Title

A Bennett

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial commemorating Arnold Bennett in the parish cemetery at Hayfield, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Parish Cemetery
New Mills Rd (A6015)
Hayfield
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK22 2EX

NGR:
SK 03230 86845 ±5m
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Location details:
The cemetery is on the south side of the road. The memorial is towards the middle.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a sandstone monument on a family grave. The monument comprises a tall square pedestal with pilasters at each corner and recessed faces containing tablets bearing inscriptions. The pedestal surmounts a base with chamfered top, a lower plinth with moulded top and an upper plinth with chamfered top and battered panels at the centre of each face. Above the pedestal is a moulded capstone surmounted by a draped urn with integral base on a further base with chamfered top and a thin plinth with bevelled top. Three of the four tablets on the faces of the pedestal bear incised inscriptions in upright capital block lettering.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
Urn and baseSandstonec1600c800c800Fair
Base to UrnSandstonec450c1000c1000Fair
Plinth to UrnSandstonec150c1200c1200Fair
CapstoneSandstone360c1470c1470Fair
PedestalSandstone1250c1000c1000Fair
Upper plinthSandstone300c1195c1195Fair
Lower plinthSandstone3101470c1470Fair
BaseSandstonec200c1630c1630Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 9 o'clock face
In Loving
REMEMBRANCE OF
JOHN BENNETT,
OF BIRCH VALE,
DIED 14TH. APRIL, 1876,
AGED 60 YEARS.
ALSO OF MARY, HIS WIFE
WHO DIED JANUARY 11TH., 1892,
AGED 76 YEARS.
ALSO JOHN BENNETT,
THEIR SON,
BORN FEBRUARY 19TH. 1840,
DIED MAY 7TH. 1900.
ALSO OF ALICE,
THEIR DAUGHTER.
BORN AUGUST 24TH. 1836
DIED JUNE 3RD. 1912.
In Affectionate
REMEMBRANCE
OF
HERBERT OLDHAM,
SON OF
JOHN & MARY BENNETT
OF BIRCH VALE.
DIED AUGT. 16TH. 1872, IN THE 18TH.
YEAR OF HIS AGE.
ALSO OF
ARTHUR BENNETT,
THEIR SON,
BORN SEPTEMBER 21ST. 1852,
DIED NOVEMBER 7TH. 1885.
ALSO
SARAH JANE,
THEIR DAUGHTER, WIFE OF
GEORGE E. PEARSON,
OF TORKINGTON, STOCKPORT,
BORN DECEMBER 10TH. 1845,
DIED SEPTEMBER 28TH. 1891.
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH
DIE IN THE LORD."

3 o'clock face:
ALSO OF THEIR SON
THOMAS BENNETT,
BORN MAY 18TH. 1836,
DIED FEBY. 7TH. 1912.
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
ZIPPORAH RIDGEWAY,
BORN DECEMBER 10TH. 1849,
DIED JANUARY 5TH. 1934.
ALSO OF THEIR SON
ARNOLD,
BORN JUNE 8TH. 1877,
REPORTED MISSING WHILE ON
ACTIVE SERVICE IN FRANCE
AUGUST 17TH. 1918.
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Bennett family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hayfield Parish Council; Hayfield Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hayfield Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
3rd August, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and well cared for.
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