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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Derbyshire Dales
Town
Wirksworth
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14502
Current location

At the West end of the North wall of the North nave aisle.
St Mary the Virgin Church
Church St
Wirksworth
Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire
DE4 4EY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 287 539
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An oblong wall-mounted stone tablet with moulded border and a painted inscription in italic capital script lettering and names in three columns of painted upright capital Roman lettering. A stitchwork kneeler depicting crosses and a poppy is mounted on the wall below the tablet, and in an adjacent recess, which has a cill for the placement of wreaths, is a framed and glazed oil painting by Clark depicting the fallen soldier.
Inscription
Tablet: REMEMBER-BEFORE GOD/ THE MEN OF/ WIRKSWORTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ THESE ALL DIED IN FAITH Bottom right corner of painting: CLARK
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abell, Harold
Allsopp, George
Ault, William
Austin, Thomas
Barker, Charles
Beastall, Thomas
Beeston, Cyril
Benyon, John
Booth, Absolom
Booth, Matthew
See details for all 101 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 101
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 101
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height 1390mm, width 930mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Painting
    Measurements: depth -, height 1020mm, width 660mm
    Materials: Paint - Oil, Canvas
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 1300mm, width 965mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Glass
  • Kneeler
    Measurements: depth 85mm, height 250mm, width 370mm
    Materials: Fabric
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Grade I
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
21 August 1970: The church lies within the Wirksworth Conservation Area designated on that date. 24 October 1950: Church Listed Grade I, Heritage List for England reference 1335090.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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