Carved Oak Table

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Reference WMO/263875


St Giles Parish Church, Scartho

Church lane



North East Lincolnshire

DN33 2EX


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Lectern or Desk
  • Timber Oak
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Oak Carved table in North Chancel The same article in the “Grimsby News” of Friday 19th March, 1920 described a Carved oak altar table being in place in the sanctuary. This table had above it, carved on the wall of the church the following phrase “ Greater Love hath no man than this that a man laid down his life for his friends” There was also a bronze tablet in the sanctuary, which was likely that which was described in the faculty above. The Carved Oak Table is still in existence, though no longer in the sanctuary. Its place has been taken by another altar put there when the north aisle and vestries were built between 1954-1955. The table measures 1730mm long, 920mm high and is 630mm wide. Below is a photograph of this oak table. I could find no trace of the brass plate as described in the faculty above, and there were no letters on the wall behind the present altar in the sanctuary. A faculty is the Church’s equivalent of planning permission. Before any plaque, statue, memorial can be placed in a church permission has to be sought from the Dicosean Advisory Committee. As far as St. Giles Church is concerned, before any plaque could be placed in the church, its design had to be first approved by the local church council and then submitted to Lincoln for approval. Faculty books may be found in the Lincolnshire Archives and one for Scartho is listed under the following reference:- Extract from Page 387 Faculty Book 14 The provision of a new altar table and panelling of oak with copper plate 3" x 3", with the inscription "Dedicated to the memory of Scartho men who gave their lives for their Country 1914-1919" in the sanctuary in accordance with the plan of Charles Henry Walsh of Grimsby – Architect.
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"Dedicated to the memory of Scartho men who gave their lives for their Country 1914-1919"

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