St Werburghs Church - WW1 Figure

Our reference
19014
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 18 February 1923

Current location

St Werburghs Church,Cheapside Near Junction With Friar Gate,Derby,Derby,Derbyshire,DE1 1BR,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 349 363
Denomination: Church of England

Description

A wall mounted cast bronze figure of Christ with his arms outstretched surmounting a plaque. The bow fronted plaque has a relief at the head with six wings surrounding a cherub's face and a Latin cross at the centre with names in raised upright lettering in two columns.

Inscription

REMEMBER 1914-1918/ (Names)/ BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 47
Served and returned: 0
Died: 47
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth c300mm , height c670mm , width c350mm
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth c150mm , height c820mm , width c480mm
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 18 February 1923
Attended by: Maj Gen Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins KCB CMG DSO

History

The church lies in the Friar Gate Conservation Area. c1980: Moved to the 1699 part of the church when the nave was secularised. 20 June 1952: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England reference 1287685. 1921: Originally mounted on the first pillar of the nave, to the right of the main door.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

The Churches Conservation Trust.

Notes

Much of the 1699 church was historically damaged by flooding and subsequently rebuilt. The remaining parts, which contain the memorials, are still consecrated and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust whilst the later parts have subsequently been secularised.

Reference

Derby Daily Telegraph 3/ 2 February 1923 Description of memorial.

Reference

Derby Daily Telegraph 2/ 12 February 1923 Report of imminent unveiling with description of memorial.

Reference

Derby Daily Telegraph 4/ 19 February 1923 Report of unveiling with biographical name list.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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