St Mary the Virgin's Church, Deerhurst (West Doorway)

Recent Photograph of St Mary the Virgin's Church (West Doorway) (Deerhurst)

14th Century archway, with a dedication on the rather splendid door. The plaque commemorates 3 members of the BUTTERWORTH family, George Kaye BUTTERWORTH, the composer, and his cousin, Hugh Montagu (d. 25/09/1915) BUTTERWORTH, both of whom died in ‘France and Flanders’ 1914-18; and their grandfather George BUTTERWORTH, who was Vicar of Deerhurst between 1856 and 1893.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, George Sainton Kaye BUTTERWORTH was the son of Sir Alexander Kaye BUTTERWORTH, of Hampstead, London, and the late Julia Marguerite (nee WIGAN), and died 25th September 1915; whilst Hugh Montagu BUTTERWORTH was the son of George Montagu BUTTERWORTH and Catherine Lucie (nee WARDE), of The Cashmeer Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand, and died 5th August 1916.[1]

Revd. Butterworth was followed as incumbent by Daniel G. Lysons, Vicar between 1893 and 1903 - a descendant of the compilers of the 19th century Magna Britannia series, perhaps?

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie/John Williams)

[1] George Montagu was a captain of Clifton (Bristol) Rugby Football club in 1880-81, and the exellent website of Clifton Rugby Football Club History provides a detailed account, including photographs, of his career.

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 23rd May 2007.
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