Cholera Memorial In Doctor's Piece Garden / Cholera Memorial In Doctor's Piece Gardens

2 Jul 2000
Cholera Memorial In Doctor's Piece Garden, Church Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WV13 2AA
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Cholera Memorial In Doctor's Piece Gardens, Doctors Peice, Walsall, West Midlands, WV13 2AA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1018 IOE Records taken by John M Holt; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John M Holt. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Holt, John M

Rights Holder: Holt, John M


Sandstone, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative