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Edward Dolling Monument, Circa 10 Metres East of North East Corner of Church of Church of St Michael, Mere

Description: Edward Dolling Monument, Circa 10 Metres East of North East Corner of Church of Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 320172

OS Grid Reference: ST8112732280
OS Grid Coordinates: 381127, 132280
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0895, -2.2708

Location: Church Street, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6DS

Locality: Mere
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 6DS

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Listing Text

(south side)

6/44 Edward Dolling monument,
c.10 m east of north east
corner of Church of St


Headstone. 1737, to Edward Dolling. Limestone. Square slab to worn decorative
top with cherub's head and leaf scrolls. Edward Dolling, it records, '.... Dyed
of ve Smallpox which he designedly took Sept 6 1737 Aged 21 years' followed by
four lines of suitable verse, all inscribed in local mason's cursive script.
This records an early and unsuccessful attempt at inoculation, which was used
often with success, until Edward Jenner's discovery of a more certain working
method in 1796. In addition to its visual qualities the monument therefore has
historical interest.

Listing NGR: ST8112732280

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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