Memorial: M3237

Monument in North Stoneham, Hampshire, commemorating Admiral Edward Hawke d. 1781


St Nicholas's Church, North Stoneham, Hampshire, England


'D.O.M. / This Monument is Sacred to the Memory of / Edward Hawke Lord Hawke Baron of Towton in the County of York. / Knight of the Bath. Admiral and Commander in Chief of the Fleet / Vice Admiral of Great Britain & who died October the 17th 1781 Aged 76. / The Bravery of his Soul was equal to the Dangers he encountered, / The Cautious intrepidity of his Deliberations Superior even to the Conquests he Obtained, / The Annals of his Life compass a Period of Naval Glory unparalleld in later time / For wherever he sailed Victory attended him. / A Prince unsolicited conferred on him Dignities which he Distained to ask. / This monument is also Sacred to the Memory of / Catherine Lady Hawke, his Wife, the beauty of whose person was Excelled only / by the accomplished Elegance of her Mind. She died October the 17th 1756 Aged 36 / In the Conjugal, Parental and Social Duties of Private Life / They were equalled by few, excelled by none'


Description: In relief above the inscription tablet, a sarcophagus with a battle scene, above, an obelisk bearing the Hawke arms, flanked with flags, an urn on top.

Type: Monument
Materials: Coloured marble
Date Erected: 29/8/1783
Artists: John Francis Moore
Vessel: HMS Royal George


Battle of Quiberon Bay

Event Date


Event Category

1756 - 1763 Seven Years War


Hawke, Edward
Date of Death: 17/10/1781
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: DOSSIER. Alternative designs in V & A 4910/4-5. Relief after Dominic Serres, BHC0400.
Bibliography: K.A. Esdaile 'English Church Monuments' (London, 1946); Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd 'Buildings of England: Hampshire and Isle of Wight' (London, 1996); Peter Clissold 'More Memorials in the Solent Area', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 67, p. 369, (Greenwich, 1981).
Photographer: B. Tomlinson