St Peter's Church-Window

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Reference WMO/291048


St Peter's Church

Chesterfield Road/Church Lane


DE56 1FD


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Composite
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A three-light stained glass window. Each lancet light has a border of blue, green and yellow pieces. The centre light contains an image of Christ seated on his throne, wearing red robes and holding a crown while a warrior saint in armour and a blue mantle is kneeling and presenting a sword of peace. The two side panels contain depictions of winged angel saints in white robes. The scrolls at the foot of each light are surrounded with acanthus leaves, fruit and other foliage. The inscriptions are in upright sentence case Gothic lettering mainly black but with some capitals rubricated. A brass plaque on the cill bears information relating to this window and to an adjacent tablet which is a separate memorial (WMO/291043). The incised inscription is in mixed styles of upright Roman lettering. It is on the south wall of the nave
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Scroll near foot of left light: I have fought a good fight/ I have finished my course Scroll near foot of centre light: Well done thou good/ and faithful servant Scroll near foot of right light: I have kept/ the faith Scroll across foot of left and right lights: This window is the gift/ of relatives to the Glory of/ God and in memory of the/ men of this parish who laid/ down their lives during the/ Great War 1914 1919 Plaque: MEMORIAL WINDOW/ unveiled by/ G. H. STRUTT ESQ. D.I. J.P./ 29th February 1920,/ and MEMORIAL TABLET by/ BISHOP CRANSWICK of GIPPSLAND, AUSTRALIA,/ 9th May 1920./ REV. J. A. COOPER, VICAR,/ C. S. D. MACLEAN, H. MELLOR, AND T. SMITH, WARDENS.

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