Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

T King

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Thomas King comprising an addition to a gravestone in St Peter's Churchyard, Hartshorne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Headstone Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
St Peter's Churchyard
Church St
Hartshorne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE11 7ER

NGR:
SK 32786 20798 ±5m
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Location details:
Southeast of the church.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: At risk. Many letters are missing from the inscription and it is barely legible.

Description:

An addition to the lettering on a family gravestone which comprises a white marble headstone and base. The tall headstone has a stepped triangular arch top with a crocketed finial, recessed sides with attached colonnettes and a Christograph in an oval cartouche at the head. The inlaid inscription is in different styles of mainly upright lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a bevelled top, however the conjoined headstone and base have been laid flat on the ground adjacent to the grave. The outline of the kerbs is visible around the perimiter of the grave and fragments of them have been placed on the base, one of which has the maker's name inlaid.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone White marble 1730 760 100 At risk
Base White marble 280 920 200 Poor
Kerbs White marble 330 960 1850 At risk
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
In Loving Memory of
ANN,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
[JOHN KING]
[WHO] PASSED [AWAY] FEB. 18TH. [1925]
[AGED] 74 YEARS.
["UNTIL] THE DAY BREAK"
Also of
JOHN KING,
BELOVED HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO FELL ASLEEP MARCH 13TH. 1936,
IN HIS 82ND. YEAR.
RE-UNITED.
[Also] of [THOMAS]
SON OF THE [ABOVE],
[KILLED] IN [ACTION SEP. 26TH. 1916,]
[AGED 26 YEARS.

[Many letters lost or damaged.]
Foot of kerbs:
ORTON
BURTON
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the King family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hartshorne Parish Council; Hartshorne and Seals Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From WW2: Hartshorne Parish Council; Repton Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hartshorne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
6th December 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. Although the components were in fair physical condition the conjoined headstone and base had been laid flat on the ground adjacent to the grave and many letters were missing from the inscription or damaged so that it was barely legible. The outline of the kerbs were visible around the perimeter of the grave and fragments of them had been placed on the base. Consequently the memorial overall was judged to be at risk.
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