Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Sto C Fearn

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Sto Charles Fearn comprising an addition to a gravestone at the Church of St Bartholomew, Hognaston,
Images
Setting Headstone 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 23519 50601 ±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 north of the church, towards the western boundary of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone. Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible.


Description:

Additional lettering to the wording on a family gravestone. The freestanding upright oblong limestone headstone has a swan neck pediment at the head, recessed sides and a spray of flowers in relief at the head, trailing down the sides. The inlaid inscription is in upright capital lettering. The headstone surmounts a plain oblong base and is accompanied by plain oblong kerbs.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
HeadstoneLimestone92077075Fair
BaseLimestonec220910225Fair
KerbsLimestonec502000c2000Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
PEACE
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN FEARN,
OF HOGNASTON,
WHO DIED MAY 20TH. 1928,
AGED 71 YEARS.
ALSO OF HIS WIFE
MARY ELIZABETH
WHO DIED MAY 9TH. 1930,
AGED 64 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR SON
CHARLES FEARN,
FIRST CLASS STOKER ON H.M.S. PINCHER
WHO WENT DOWN WITH HIS SHIP IN
THE ENGLISH CHANNEL JULY 24TH. 1918,
AGED 19 YEARS.

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventWrecking of HMS Pincher
(24 July 1918)
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Fearn family

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.
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