This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ 78 SW ROSTHERNE ROSTHERNE LANE
133/3/10003 Simpson Tomb St Mary's Church
Tomb. c.1861. Ashlar sandstone monument in the form of a diminutive spire carried on 4 columns with foliated capitals rising from the corners of a sloping gabled casket. The tomb is set on a low chamfered ashlar plinth, on which are set low ornamental railings. Between the columns spring 4 steep gables behind which rises the spire, now without a finial. The sides of the casket have recessed cusped rectangular panels, one bearing the inscription 'In memory of Mary, beloved wife of James Simpson Esq. Of Didsbury, near Manchester who died 20th May 1861 aged 43 years.'
Listing NGR: SJ7428283655
Copyright IoE Mr F. Bryan Basketter. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Basketter, F. Bryan
Rights Holder: Basketter, F. Bryan
Ashlar, Sandstone, Victorian Tomb, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Funerary Site, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Railings, Monument <By Form>, Barrier