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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
South Derbyshire
Town
Repton
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65669

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Current location

Just north of the church
abutting the eastern boundary wall.
St Wystans Churchyard
Willington Rd (b5008)
Repton
South Derbyshire
Derbyshire
DE65 6FH
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 302 271
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An addition to white marble kerbstones on a family grave. The grave bears a white marble wheel cross on a four stepped base. The cross has a Christograph in relief at the centre and the base bears an inlaid inscription in upright capital block lettering. The oblong kerbs bear a further inscription on the upper face in similar style.
Inscription
Base: IN/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ ELIZABETH,/ THE BELOVED WIFE OF/ WILLIAM COLLYER,/ WHO ENTERED INTO REST,/ APRIL 7TH. 1898. AGED 62./ HUSH! BLESSED ARE THE DEAD/ IN JESU'S ARMS WHO REST,/ AND LEAN THEIR WEARY HEAD/ FOR EVER ON HIS BREAST./ ALSO OF THE ABOVE WILLIAM (...)/ WHO DIED OCT. (...) North kerb: ALSO CYRIL FRANK THORPE AGED 27 YEARS. GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE, West kerb: KILLED AT BEAUMONT HAMEL NOV. 13TH. 1916 (Parts of the inscription obscured by moss.)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 100mm, height c700mm, width c540mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 600mm, height c600mm, width 815mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: depth c2000mm, height 200mm, width 1040mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
History
28 February 2014: Although most of the components were intact and in reasonable condition, the memorial was at risk overall. The cross had been detached from the base and leant against the wall at the back. Parts of the inscription on the base were obscured by moss. Most of the kerbs had been overgrown by moss and the inscription obscured and the whole was extensively overgrown by ivy. A fragment of a small latin cross placed on the surface of the grave was suspected of being misplaced. The memorial lies within the Repton Conservation Area.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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