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Sarcophagus Monument at Reading Cemetery, Reading

Description: Sarcophagus Monument at Reading Cemetery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 April 2003
English Heritage Building ID: 490023

OS Grid Reference: SU7341273276
OS Grid Coordinates: 473412, 173276
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4537, -0.9448

Location: A4, Reading RG1 3NJ

Locality: Reading
County: Reading
Country: England
Postcode: RG1 3NJ

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Listing Text

934/0/10048 LONDON ROAD


Tomb of Mary Wienholt, died 1859. Sarcophagus on tall plinth above base. Carrara marble. Crown-topped Italianate sarcophagus in the Quattrocento manner on Lion's paw feet. Projecting lower part decorated with symmetrical, wild garland of grapes and leaves. Upperside plain with floral wreaths to sides and ends. To east side, wreath encircles 'MARY'; to ends, wreath around family crest of male figure with bunch of grapes. Plinth on two-stage base with inscribed panels, that to east reads:
'Sacred to the memory of MARY WIENHOLT daughter of
John Wienholt Esquire of London and Higham Hill Essex
Born 30th October 1778 Died 9th December 1859
This monument has been erected by her nephews and nieces
As a tribute of gratitude and affection
Here rests also
Magdalena Susanna Wienholt, daughter of Frederick W. Wienholt esquire of Leighton
Removed from vault in St. Giles Church Reading She died 7 July 1889 aged 55 years'

The tomb lies in the Grade II Registered Reading Cemetery.

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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