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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Bolsover
Town
Blackwell
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59470
Current location

North of the church.
St Werburgh's Churchyard
Church Hill
Blackwell
Bolsover
Derbyshire
DE55 5HN
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 444 584
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A limestone three-stepped calvary cross on a family grave with a Christogram in relief at the head and inlaid inscription in mixed styles of lettering on the steps.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base: THANKS BE TO GOD WHICH/ GIVETH US THE VICTORY/ THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST./ IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ Samuel Chambers Furmston. M.A./ 17 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH/ BORN MARCH 3, 1849,/ AT REST JANUARY 3, 1916./ I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH./ ALSO OF HIS WIFE/ Susan Emma./ (...) 5TH. 1854. AT REST DECR. 11TH. 1923. 9 o'clock face of base: ALSO OF THEIR SON/ CLEMENT BARRINGTON./ BORN MAY 21ST. 1894./ KILLED IN ACTION NEAR ARRAS/ APRIL 9TH. 1917./ 2ND. LIEUT. M.G.C. (Some letters missing and part of inscription below ground level.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gravestone
    Measurements: depth 115mm, height 1220mm, width 550mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 665mm, height c 600mm, width 760mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
Condition
History
December 2009: Some letters missing and some partly obscured by moss. The memorial has settled and tipped forward so that the lower line of the inscription on the front is partly below ground level.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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