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Memorial Title

St Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel (Church of the Annunciation)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial tablet at St Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel, now the Church of the Annunciation, New Mills, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Tablet Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of the Annunciation
St Mary's Rd
New Mills
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK22 3BG

NGR:
SJ 99798 85519 ±5m
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Location details:
The Church of the Annunciation is on the east side of the road and was previously called St Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel. The memorial is built into a retaining wall northeast of the church.
Type
Overall type: Tablet Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


Description:

A black granite tablet in a sandstone frame. The two-piece black mottled tablet has a polished face and bears the names in two columns with the inscription at the foot, all in upright capital block roman lettering coloured white. The frame comprised a cill, two jambs and a lintol, all in dressed sandstone with a chamfer on the internal faces.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tablet Black granite 1120 1200 - Good
Frame Sandstone 1360 1510 175 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
JOHN BYRNEJOHN BOAK
GEORGE BAGSHAWLAWRENCE BAGSHAW
JAMES DURKANFRED DRAPER
CHARLES DEVLINJOSEPH DYSON
WILLIAM DYSONHUGH FINLEY
DAVID HOWARDGEORGE HILL
WILLIAM HIGGINBOTTOMALFRED HIGGINBOTTOM
BEN HEALEYTHOMAS HEALEY
JOSEPH HUGHESJOHN LYNE
DANIEL LYNECHRISTOPHER LEDWICH
JOSEPH LEDWICHWILLIAM LOMAS
FRED LOMASWILLIAM MORRELL
PERCY LOMASCYRIL NEALD
WALTER NIELDREGINAL NEALD
THOMAS PRINCEWILLIAM PIERCE
THOMAS PIERCEARTHUR STANWAY
ELLIS WRIGHTALLAN WRIGHT
JOHN HILLFRED HANNON
WILFRED BYRNEJOSEPH HANNON
JOSEPH MOONWALTER PHILIPS
JOHN CUFFEMATHEW CONNOR
STEPHEN BUCKLEYJAMES WILLIAM CONNOR
JOHN JOSEPH HILLALBERT WALTON
RICHARD HANNONTHOMAS OAKES
THOMAS O DONNELLJOSEPH BARNES
JAMES O DONNELLHERBERT BOAK
THIS MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ERECTED BY ST MARY'S CONGREGATION IN
MEMORY OF THEIR YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE GONE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR
COUNTRY AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY FALLEN IN BATTLE 1917

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died ** **
Number served and returned ** **
Total names 52 52
** The memorial was compiled before the end of the war and does not distinguish between those enlisted and those already fallen.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the church managers.

Local authorities:
From WW1: New Mills Parish Council, New Mills Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: New Mills Town Council, High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
c1917: The memorial was installed.

1985: The New Mills Conservation Area was first designated, though it has been subsequently extended. The memorial lies within the current boundary.

12th June, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
References
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