Memorial: M3885

Fountain on the Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood commemorating parishioners who died in the loss of the ‘Cospatrick’ in  1874

Location

The Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England

Transcript

[East side] 'The fountain was erected by public subscription in the year 1878 in memory of the 17 parishioners who perished in the Cospatrick by fire on her voyage to New Zealand Nov. 17 1874. This plate was affixed as a memento of the coronation of King Edward VII' [South side] 'Henry Townsend aged 62, Ann his wife aged 53, George Charter aged 31, Jane Townsend his wife aged 35 and their two children, Henry Hedges aged 30, Mary Townsend his wife aged 30 and their three children' [North side] 'Richard Hedges aged 56, Sarah his wife aged 53, John Hedges aged 24, Sarah his wife aged 22, Thomas Hedges aged 27, Charles Hedges aged 18 sons of Richard and Sarah Hedges', 'The tree opposite was planted by Mrs K Wiggins and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Cospatrick disaster' [West side] John Ch. IV Verse 13 & 14'

Details

Description: Obelisk on a square gothic plinth with columns at the corners. Lion's head spout. Inscription on triangular brass plates.
Type: Fountain
Materials: Sandstone
Vessel: Cospatrick

People

Charter, George
Age: 31
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Charter, Jane
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Henry
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Mary
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Richard
Age: 56
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, John
Age: 24
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Sarah
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Charles
Age: 18
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Townsend, Henry
Age: 62
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Townsend, Ann
Age: 53
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Recorder: David Saunders 1991