This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM 02 NE GREAT BROMLEY BADLEY HALL ROAD
3/57 Monument approx. 15 metres north of north wall of Great Bromley Church
Monument. Mid C19 with later inscriptions. To the Family of Edward John Alston Esq. Died 1886 and Mary his wife died 1857 of Great Bromley Hall, yellow stone. Tall, square plan of 3 decreasing stages. The lower stage with chamfered plinth and inscribed sunk panels to each face. Elaborate second stage, moulded base, plinth and entablature, the frieze with running diamond and circle motifs. Each face with splayed end pilasters, moulded capitals and bases, central moulded roundels, inscribed grey stone centres, traces of ?gold paint to inscriptions. The small third stage with moulded base and entablature surmounted by a small dome and finial. Open moulded roundheaded side arches, moulded capitals and bases to shafted jambs. Beneath the dome is lotus bud on a moulded plinth. The various inscriptions relate to Mary and Edward Alston their 10 childen and families. A son, Roland died 1851 and daughter Emily died 1957.
Son Edward Daniel, Commander of the ship "Roman Empire" and his wife Grace were lost at sea with all hands when the ship sank in 1890. Various other names and dates through to 1935.
Listing NGR: TM0836126311
© Mr Bob Foster. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Foster, Bob
Rights Holder: Foster, Bob
Stone, Georgian Commemorative Monument, Victorian Commemorative