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Description: Beeston Memorial Approximately 23 Metres to South East of Tower of Church of Saint Mary
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260338
OS Grid Reference: SJ6757634032
OS Grid Coordinates: 367576, 334032
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9027, -2.4835
SJ 6634-6734 MARKET DRAYTON C.P. CHURCH STREET (south-
13/35 Beeston memorial approx.
23 metres to south-
east of tower of Church
of Saint Mary
Pedestal tomb with canopy. Dated 1846. Grey sandstone ashlar.
Square base with step. Pedestal with moulded plinth, recessed side
panels, pilaster strips with vertical incised ornament and moulded
corners, moulded cornice, and amphora finial (reset in C20 cement base)
with gadrooned lower parts and Greek key ornament to band at top.
Canopy consisting of 4 fluted columns with acathus capitals supporting
entablature with triangular pediment to each face and antefixae at
corners. Pedestal inscribed: "HERE LIE / THE MORTAL REMAINS OF /
WILLIAM BEESTON / WHO WAS BORN / AT THE HILLS IN THIS PARISH / AND
FOR MORE THAN FIFTY / YEARS PRACTISED AS A / SURGEON AT WELLINGTON
/ IN THIS COUNTY: / HE DIED MARCH 20th 1846 / AGED 84 YEARS / IN GRATEFUL
AND / AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE / HIS NIECE TABITHA BEESTON / RAISED
Listing NGR: SJ6757634032
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Source: English Heritage
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