Capt E Horne RN
Derbyshire War Memorials
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Capt E Horne RN

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial tablet to Capt Edmond Horne RN in St Matthew's Church, Pentrich, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
St Matthew's Church
Main Rd (B6016)
Nearest postcode:

38974 52615 ±5m
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Location details:
On the north wall of the chancel.
Overall type: Tablet.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


A wall-mounted white marble tablet accompanied by very elaborate ornamentation. The oblong tablet has moulded cornices at the head and foot and bears an inscription incised in mixed styles of upright and sloping lettering. Above it is a nowy-headed black stone backboard, triangular in outline but with hollowed sides. It has a white marble moulded cornice at the head surmounted by an urn and bears two white marble motifs with military and heraldic images in relief. The backboard is flanked by white marble panels bearing further military materiel in relief, including flags, cannons, bells and anchors. Below the tablet is a further black stone curved backboard bearing a shell in white marble, flanked by a pear of brackets, and with a pendant below.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
(with cornices)
White marble c530 c1020 c160 Fair
Upper backboard
Stone c1000 c1020 c160 Fair
Lower backboard
Stone c600 c1020 c160 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
SACRED to the Memory
EDMOND HORNE Esqr. whose remains are here deposited,
after a long and faithful Service against the French & Spaniards,
having been honour'd by his MAJESTY's Commission
as a Captain in his Royal Navy 24 Years,
retir'd to his Paternal Estate at Butterly Anno Dom. MDCCLXIII
and Dyed there the 28th. of Sepr. MDCCLXIV in the 67th. Year of his Age.
This Monument was erected at his own request
by his Nephew EDMD. T. WARREN.

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Not specified Totals
Action Not specified
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 1 1
Total names 1 1
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From 19th century: Pentrich Parish Council; Belper Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Pentrich Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
13th February, 1967: The church was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1109151. The memorial is mentioned in the listing description.

26th July, 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
Derbyshire, in the King's England series; Arthur Mee; p211 in the 1947 edn: a brief mention of the memorial.
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