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Description: Cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Garden
Cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Gardens
Date Listed: 31 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 219069
OS Grid Reference: SO9670598588
OS Grid Coordinates: 396705, 298588
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5851, -2.0501
WALLSALL MB DOCTOR'S PIECE
SO 9698 NE
11/32 Cholera memorial in
Doctor's Piece Gardens
Cholera memorial. 1849. Comprises a sandstone plaque with round head.
"The parish of Willenhall was visited by cholera in 1849.
The first death by that disease took place on the 17th of
August, the last on the 4th of October. In 49 days 292
persons died. The churchyard of St Giles being too crowded
for further internments, this ground, a portion of the church
estate was (while yet unconsecrated) first used for burials
on the first of September. On 3 days the burials were 15
daily the whole number being intered here and in the church
yard being 211. The dismay of the period suspended the
business and industry of the town .....".
Listing NGR: SO9670598588
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Source: English Heritage
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