St Werburghs Church - WW1 Figure
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|Denomination:||Church of England|
|Other Location Details:|
On the West wall of the remains of the 1699 church.
|OS Map Ref:||SK 349 363|
REMEMBER 1914-1918/ (Names)/ BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
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.
Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
|War||First World War (1914-1918)|
|Total names on memorial:||47|
|Served & Returned||0|
|Is this an exact count?||Yes, an exact count|
|How are the names ordered?||surname|
|What information is listed on the memorial?|| surname|
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?||Yes|
|Are the letters difficult to read?||No|
|Who is responsible for the memorial?|
The Churches Conservation Trust.
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.
|Unveiling||Maj Gen Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins|
|Did this include a trust or scholarship?||No|
|Did this include a roll of honour?||NOT APPLICABLE|
|Cost of Site:||Not known|
|Cost of Memorial:||Not known|
|Comments on Costs:|
|Mr Arthur G Walker||Sculptor|
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.
|Form / Letter:||F|
|Drawings / Plans:||No|
|Publication Name||Author||Date Published||Page / Date||Other Information|
|Derby Daily Telegraph|| || ||3/ 2 February 1923||Description of memorial.|
|Derby Daily Telegraph|| || ||2/ 12 February 1923||Report of imminent unveiling with description of memorial.|
|Derby Daily Telegraph|| || ||4/ 19 February 1923||Report of unveiling with biographical name list.|