Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

T L Pearce

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Thomas Pearce added to a gravestone at Ault Hucknall, 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:
Cemetery
Hodmire La
Ault Hucknall
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 5QH

NGR:
SK 46721 65178 ±5m
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Location details:
The cemetery is on the south side of the road opposite St John the Baptist's Church in the centre of the village. The memorial is in the older section, about half way along the hedge separating it from the new section, and close to the hedge..
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The tall, grey, limestone headstone has a pointed arch top with moulded borders, recessed sides with attached colonettes and a floral design in relief in a crescent-shaped panel at the head. Most of the inscription is inlaid in a recessed panel on the face, and is in upright capital block lettering and sentence case gothic lettering, with some lettering around the edges. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with bevelled top and is accompanied by oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Headstone Limestone 1345 745 100 Fair
Base Limestone 300 910 245 Fair
Kerbs Limestone 310 960 1890 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Leonard,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY PEARCE,
(OF HALL FARM GLAPWELL)
WHO DIED FEB. 18TH. 1923,
AGED 62 YEARS.
ALSO
Thomas Leonard,
ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
OCT. 12TH. 1916,
AGED 23 YEARS.
ALSO MARY,
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED DEC. 15TH. 1926,
AGED 63 YEARS.
"GRANT THEM O LORD, ETERNAL REST."
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Unspecified
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Pearce family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ault Hucknall Parish Council; Blackwell Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ault Hucknall Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
1974: The Hardwick and Rowthorne Conservation Area was extended, and the memorial lies within it.

August 2009: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson. The headstone was leaning but seemed stable and the memorial was otherwise in fair condition.

28th March, 2018: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The headstone was leaning but seemed stable and the memorial was otherwise in fair condition.
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