Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

T H Rowbottom

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Thomas Rowbottom comprising an addition to a gravestone in the churchyard of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Church, Edale, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Holy and Undivided
 Trinity Church
Unnamed road
Edale
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 7ZA

NGR:
SK 12328 85747 ±5m
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Location details:
The churchyard lies on the western side of the unnamed road, known by some as Marys Lane, leading to Grindsbrook Booth and Field Head. The road is a principal route to Kinder Scout, the Pennine Way and various countryside activities. Vehicular access is restricted and visitors should use the car park at Edale and walk from there. The memorial is south of the main path, (to the left when entering).
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the lettering on a stone on a family grave. The sandstone headstone has a pointed arch top and recessed sides. It has a depiction of a dove and foliage in relief within a crescent shaped panel at the head and the incised inscription is mainly in upright capital block lettering. The headstone is accompanied by a recumbent limestone tablet at the base bearing a further incised inscription in upright capital block lettering infilled in black.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Sandstone 1280 715 100 Fair
Tablet Limestone 370 650 70 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
In
Loving Memory of
RUTH ROWBOTTOM,
DAUGHTER OF
THOMAS & ALICE ELIZABETH ROWBOTTOM,
WHO DIED FEB. 1OTH. 1929,
AGED 36 YEARS.
Also
THOMAS HENRY ROWBOTTOM,
SON OF THE ABOVE
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE,
NOV. 21ST. 1917,
AGED 26 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
THOMAS ROWBOTTOM,
DIED MAY 13TH. 1950,
AGED 87 YEARS.
ALSO AGNES A. ROWBOTTOM,
DIED JAN. 24TH. 1952,
AGED 87 YEARS.
Tablet::
IN LOVING MEMORY
FRANCES GERTRUDE ROWBOTTOM 1894-1973
FRED ROWBOTTOM 1896-1982
PHILIP MICHAEL SHERIDAN 1953-2006.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Rowbottom family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Edale Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Edale Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17 April 1951: The Peak District National Park was designated. The memorial lies within it.

19 November 1990: The Edale Conservation Area was designated. The memorial lies within it.

5th June, 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
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