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Memorial Title

Church of St Bartholomew

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial pillar at the Church of St Bartholomew, Hognaston, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of
 St Bartholomew
Stonepit La
Hognaston
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1PR

NGR:
SK 23504 50575 ±10m
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Location details:
The church is on the north side of the road in the centre of the village. Roads in the village have not been formally named, but the main road through the village is known as Stonepit La or Main Rd, and the church is at the junction with a lane sometimes known as Green La. The memorial is near the corner of the churchyard, west of the church and south of the path from the gate.
Type
Overall type: Pillar Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A sandstone pillar surmounted by an urn and bearing a slate tablet. The 6 o’clock face of the pillar is finely pecked and has a shallow pointed recurved arch and sprays of foliage at the head. The two sides bear the dates in elongated quatrefoil recesses and the back is plain. The pillar surmounts a moulded plinth and is capped by a pedimented stone surmounted by a battered pedestal bearing an urn draped with foliage. The grey slate tablet is affixed to the 6 o’clock face of the pillar and bears a latin cross at the head flanked by laurel sprays and crossed union flags. The incised inscription is in upright capital block lettering. The maker’s name is incised in a small slate tablet embedded into the 9 o’clock face of the pillar.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
PillarSandstone970440400Fair
PlinthSandstone280675600Fair
CapstoneSandstone220645605Fair
PedestalSandstone220370370Fair
UrnSandstone720400300Fair
TabletSlate61034515Fair
TabletSlatec200c80-Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Tablet on 6 o'clock face:
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died55
Number served and returned00
Total names55
TO THE SACRED MEMORY
OF
HOGNASTON’S HEROIC DEAD.
FOR GOD, KING, AND COUNTRY.
A.D.1914-1919.
2nd LIEUT OWEN STAFFORD.
SERGT. JOHN LAMB.
PTE. ROLAND LEE.
PTE. WILLIAM WEBSTER.
STOKER CHARLES FEARN.
9 o'clock face of pillar:
1914
3 o'clock face of pillar:
1919
Tablet at foot of 9 o'clock face:
J & Jo. HARDY.
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Parochial Church Council

Local authorities:
From WW1: Hognaston Parish Council; Ashbourne Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Hognaston Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date c1920s: The memorial was procured and installed.

October, 1979: The Hognaston Conservation Area was designated; the memorial lies within it.

30th December, 2010: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References
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