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Cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Garden cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Willenhall, Walsall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5851 / 52°35'6"N

Longitude: -2.0501 / 2°3'0"W

OS Eastings: 396705

OS Northings: 298588

OS Grid: SO967985

Mapcode National: GBR 1YK.CP

Mapcode Global: WHBG0.H901

Entry Name: Cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Garden cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Gardens

Listing Date: 31 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219069

Location: Walsall, WV13

County: Walsall

Electoral Ward/Division: Willenhall South

Built-Up Area: Willenhall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Willenhall St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WALLSALL MB DOCTOR'S PIECE
SO 9698 NE
Willenhall
11/32 Cholera memorial in
Doctor's Piece Gardens
- II

Cholera memorial. 1849. Comprises a sandstone plaque with round head.
Inscription reads:

"The parish of Willenhall was visited by cholera in 1849.
The first death by that disease took place on the 17th of
August, the last on the 4th of October. In 49 days 292
persons died. The churchyard of St Giles being too crowded
for further internments, this ground, a portion of the church
estate was (while yet unconsecrated) first used for burials
on the first of September. On 3 days the burials were 15
daily the whole number being intered here and in the church
yard being 211. The dismay of the period suspended the
business and industry of the town .....".


Listing NGR: SO9670598588

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