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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055306
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260338
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Market Drayton
Built-Up Area: Market Drayton
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Market Drayton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
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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