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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Amber Valley
Town
Kedleston
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814), Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61550
Current location

At the East end of the South wall of the South transept.
All Saints Church
Kedleston Rd
Kedleston
Amber Valley
Derbyshire
DE22 5JH
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 312 403
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A wall mounted white marble tablet with a moulded cornice at the head, straight sides and a recurved edge at the foot. The incised inscription is in mainly sentence case upright lettering. The tablet is supplemented by small thin pieces of carved marble comprising flags, foliage and the family crest of a hawk above the cornice, and a boss at the foot. The whole is mounted on a panel of black paint applied directly to the wall, resulting in the appearance of a backboard.
Inscription
Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM CURZON,/ 4th. Son of Lord Scarsdale, late Capt. in the 69th. Ft. & D.A.A.G./ A Youth of fairest promise!/ Whose professional merit, amiable qualities, & private worth,/ Had distinguish'd Him as a Soldier, endear'd Him to his Family, Friends, & Comrades./ He enter'd the Army at the age of 16,/ Appointed to an Ensigney in the 9th. from the R. M. College,/ And having honorably served throughout the War in the Peninsular,/ And already bled in the cause of Nations,/ Fell alas! fighting with devoted gallantry,/ On that day of triumph & tears, which seal'd their Deliverance;/ Being slain in the Battle of Waterloo June 18th. 1815, in his 24th. year./ His Country will record His Name in the list of the Brave./ To preserve It on the Spot where its Remembrance will be most precious,/ This tablet is raised by his affectionate Parents,/ Who deploring His loss, with their surviving Children,/ Bow to the Divine Will & repose in the blessed belief,/ That He has exchang'd His Laurels, for a Crown of Glory,/ The Meed of His Virtues.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c50mm, height c550mm, width c600mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth c30mm, height c300mm, width c400mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
  • 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
10 February 1972: The church lies within the Kedleston Conservation Area designated on this date. 13 February 1967: Church listed Grade 1, Heritage List for England number 1335331. The church lies within Kedleston Hall Park listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. The church is listed in the Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (formerly the Derbyshire Sites and Monuments Record) HER Number 21903. The church is listed in the PastScape register based on the National Monuments Record national historic environment database.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Churches Conservation Trust.
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 15 All Saints' Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire. Anon. Published by The Churches Conservation Trust. Undated. Unregistered. Contains a brief description.

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