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Two Headstones to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty. 12 M North of Church of Saint Nicholas, Worth Matravers

Description: Two Headstones to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty. 12 M North of Church of Saint Nicholas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 109142

OS Grid Reference: SY9727377459
OS Grid Coordinates: 397273, 77459
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5969, -2.0399

Location: Pikes Lane, Wool, Dorset BH19 3LQ

Locality: Worth Matravers
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 3LQ

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Listing Text


9/125 Two headstones in churchyard,
to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty.
12 m north of Church of Saint

- II

Two headstones. One to Benjamin Jesty, died 1816, the other to his wife
Elizabeth, died 1824 - the latter with carvings of cherubs . Headstone to
Benjamin Jesty inscribed "The first person known that introduced the Cow
Pox by innoculation" (ie pre-dating the work of Edward Jenner).
Included primarily for historic interest.

Listing NGR: SY9727477454

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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