Derbyshire Martyrs

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St Mary's Roman Catholic Church

Bridge Gate




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Other
About the memorial: A brass plaque on an oaken backboard. The upright oblong plaque has an incised border comprising a rope or cord twined round a flory cross at the head and sprays of foliage at the foot. The incised inscription is in upright gothic lettering coloured black, partly in capitals and partly in sentence case. The maker's name is incised at the right foot. The plaque is inlaid into a plain oblong oaken backboard which also bears a narrow plaque at the foot with information on the provision of the memorial.
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Main plaque: DERBYSHIRE MARTYRS/ In honour of the Blissful Martyr,/ BLESSED RALPH SHERWIN, PRIEST,/ (Born at Rodsley, near Longford, Derbyshire,)/ who suffered for the Catholic Faith / at Tyburn on December 1st., 1581./ Beatified on December 9th., 1886, by Pope Leo XIII./ Also, to the eternal memory of the/ VENERABLE MARTYRS,/ NICHOLAS GARLICK, Priest,/ (Born at Dinting, Glossopdale,)/ ROBERT LUDLAM. Priest,/ RICHARD SYMPSON, Priest,/ who suffered for the Catholic Faith/ on the East side of St. Mary's Bridge, Derby,/ on July 24th., 1588./ Their respective Causes were sanctioned by Pope Leo XIII./ on December 9th., 1886.; Supplementary plaque: This Memorial was erected by the Catholics of Derbyshire, A.D. 1904.; Bottom right margin of main plaque: John Hardman & Co. Birmm.

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