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Memorial Title

Scropton - Lychgate

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 and WW2 war memorial lychgate at Scropton.
Images
The lychgate in 2010 Setting Beams Left names Left names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
The lychgate in 2018 Setting Beams Left names Left names
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
St Paul's Churchyard
 Extension
Scropton Rd
Scropton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE65 5PN

NGR:
SK 19396 30188 ±5m
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Location details:
The churchyard extension is not adjoining the churchyard, but is about 100m to the east.
Type
Overall type: Lychgate


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A lychgate comprising stone ashlar piers and walls with wooden superstructure, roof and gates. To the road elevation the bargeboards have carved decorative vines in relief and below them the main roof crossbeam has the original WW1 inscription in upright capital roman lettering in relief. Below the crossbeam strutts to each side bear the WW2 inscription added later. The two gate piers facing the road have the names incised in upright capital roman lettering but these became eroded and have been covered by new sandstone tablets bearing the names.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Lychgate Stone, wood c4200 c4500 c3000 Fair
Tablet x 2 Sandstone 1055 555 50 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Crossbeam: 1914 – LEST WE FORGET – 1918

Left and right struts:

1939  

1945  

Left and right piers:

ALBERT APPLEYARD.
BOB BENTLEY.
WILLIAM BURTON.
HARRY FOSTER.
REGINALD HARRISON.
ERNEST HARTILL.
FRANK ERNEST HOOD.
HARRY JOHNSON.
    1939
ALAN B[A...THLEY]
THOMAS EDWIN BECK
JAMES WILFRED BENTLEY

WILLIAM LEEDHAM.
ARTHUR MIDDLETON.
PERCY PEACH.
BERT PRESTON.
RICHARD POOLE RILEY.
THOMAS EDWIN SMITH.
VERNON JAMES WEAVER.
RICHARD HEMMING WEST.
    19[45]
ROBER[T E] DARBY PHILIPS
HAROLD SMITH
HERBERT SMITH

[Some lettering eroded and illegible.]

Left and right tablets

1914 - 1918
ALBERT APPLEYARD.
BOB BENTLEY
WILLIAM BURTON
HARRY FOSTER
REGINALD HARRISON
ERNEST HARTILL
FRANK ERNEST HOOD
HARRY JOHNSON
1939 - 1945
ALAN BAGULEY
THOMAS EDWIN BECK
JAMES WILFRED BENTLEY

1914 - 1918
WILLIAM LEEDHAM
ARTHUR MIDDLETON
PERCY PEACH
BERT PRESTON
RICHARD POOLE RILEY
THOMAS EDWIN SMITH
VERNON JAMES WEAVER
RICHARD HEMMING WEST
1939 - 1945
ROBERT E. DARBY PHILIPS
HAROLD SMITH
HERBERT SMITH

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 16 6 22
Number served and returned  0 0  0
Total names 16 6 22
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From WW1: Foston and Scropton Parish Council, Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Foston and Scrtopton Parish Council, South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1920s: The memorial was constructed.

1950s: The WW2 names were added to the piers.

1st July 2010: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition although the names were becoming weathered, especially the WW2 names which were closer to the ground and very difficult to read.

c2014: The memorial was refurbished: WW2 dates were incised in the two roof struts and new tablets bearing the names were installed over the eroded surfaces of the piers.

14th February, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and the inscriptions and names were all legible.
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