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Beeston Memorial Approximately 23 Metres to South East of Tower of Church of Saint Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Market Drayton, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9027 / 52°54'9"N

Longitude: -2.4835 / 2°29'0"W

OS Eastings: 367576

OS Northings: 334032

OS Grid: SJ675340

Mapcode National: GBR 7V.P38N

Mapcode Global: WH9C3.T9KJ

Entry Name: Beeston Memorial Approximately 23 Metres to South East of Tower of Church of Saint Mary

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260338

Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Market Drayton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Market Drayton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 6634-6734 MARKET DRAYTON C.P. CHURCH STREET (south-
east side)

13/35 Beeston memorial approx.
23 metres to south-
east of tower of Church
of Saint Mary

GV II

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
THIS MONUMENT".


Listing NGR: SJ6757634032

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