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Cholera Monument, Church of the Holy Trinity, Paulton, Bath and North East Somerset

Cholera Monument, Church of the Holy Trinity, Paulton, Bath and North East Somerset
Photograph taken 04 April 2007 © Mr David J Lewis LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 32856

A monument in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church commemorating 23 men, 23 women and 26 children who died in the 1832 cholera epidemic. The disease struck Paulton from 28th September until 10th November and the victims are buried in the churchyard. A ' vagabond match seller from Bath ' who was blamed for bringing it to the village is also buried here. A further 62 people died here in another cholera epidemic in 1849.

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