UK Cast Iron Gravemarker Photographic Catalogue

 

Counties of UK and Eire Map.
 
UK01
Church of St Mary The Virgin.

Marholm. Near Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire.

A rare cast iron topped body stone, coffin shaped with winged souls and winged hourglass, erected over a grave after 1863. No identifying founders mark but the text:-

IN MEMORY OF ROBERT VERGETTE. DIED NOV. 3RD. 1846. AGED 46 YEARS.
ALSO JANE HIS WIFE. DIED SEPT 4TH 1863. AGED 61 YEARS.

UK02
All Saints Church.

Madeley

Staffordshire.

A three feet six inch cross by W. F. Johnson.
To Susan Ledward. 14th August 1920. aged 30 years.

Erected by members of the church Sunday school and Bible Classes.

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY.

UK03
All Saints Churchyard.

Mundesley.

Norfolk.

Cast Iron grave markers in the churchyard. One of the examples has a small iron cross with it as a foot marker.
UK04
Church of St. Mary Magdalen.

Newark.

Nottinghamshire.

A large "Wall Tablet" of cast iron in the church garden. Foundry unknown. In the shape of a doorway complete with door on which the text of the inscription is written. Possibly the Door to Heaven, surely not to the other place? When one reads the text it becomes clear that it is most likely the door to the organ loft.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM BRIDGES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 12TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1835. AGED 58 YEARS. HE WAS 32 YEARS ORGANIST OF THIS CHURCH.

ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF LUCY HIS WIDOW WHO DIED ON THE 14TH DAY OF SEPT. 1836. AGED 52 YEARS.
AND OF THEIR FIVE CHILDREN NAMELY
WILLIAM. OBT. 1ST MAY 1805 AGED 7 MONTHS.
FRANCES ANN. OBT.24TH. JULY 1808 AGED 4YEARS AND 3 MONTHS.
LUCY. OBT. 14TH JANUARY 1811. AGED 11 WEEKS.
MARY. OBT.13TH JANUARY 1816 AGED 9 YEARS.
ROBERT JOHN. OBT 20TH NOV. 1838. AGED 7 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS.
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE SURVIVING CHILDREN IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR BELOVED PARENS

UK05
Atlantic Road Graveyard.

Thorney Abbey.

Cornwall.

The small graveyard in Atlantic Road. Newquay. Cornwall.
Most likely made locally (Possibly by Hale) and is the same as several at Phillack.

JOS. G. BROWN. DIED AUGUST 6. 1875 AGED 3 YEARS

UK06
Abbey Church of St Mary and St Botolph.

Thorney Abbey.

Cambridgeshire.

The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Botolph.
An obelisk on top of a square box on a plinth all of which is cast Iron. Each side of the box contains an inscription cast in raised letters to members of the Cherrington-Bailey Family. The whole stands approximately 6ft 6 inches high and is signed Stanley. Peterborough. As can be seen in the photograph it is in a very precarious condition.

East side:

IN MEMORY OF RICHARD WILLIAM THE BELOVED SON OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON AND MARY BALEY. WHO DIED APRIL 27TH 1885 IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

West side:-

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON BALEY. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 29TH 1849, IN THE 36TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
North side:-
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON BALEY WHO DIED MAY 29TH 1888 IN HIS 76TH YEAR.
SOUTH SIDE:-
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SUSANNA USILL THE SECOND WIFE OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON BALEYWHO DIED SEPT. 26TH 1903 IN THE 86TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE

UK07
Abbey Church of St Mary and St Botolph.

Thorney Abbey.

Cambridgeshire.

The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Botolph.
An obelisk on top of a square box on a plinth all of which is cast Iron. Each side of the box contains an inscription cast in raised letters to members of the Cherrington-Bailey Family. The whole stands approximately 6ft 6 inches high and is signed Stanley. Peterborough. As can be seen in the photograph it is in a very precarious condition.

East side:

IN MEMORY OF RICHARD WILLIAM THE BELOVED SON OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON AND MARY BALEY. WHO DIED APRIL 27TH 1885 IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

West side:-

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARY THE AFFECTIONATE WIFE OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON BALEY. WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 29TH 1849, IN THE 36TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
North side:-
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON BALEY WHO DIED MAY 29TH 1888 IN HIS 76TH YEAR.
SOUTH SIDE:-
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SUSANNA USILL THE SECOND WIFE OF RICHARD CHERRINGTON BALEYWHO DIED SEPT. 26TH 1903 IN THE 86TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE

UK08
The Parish Churchyard

Ilfracombe

Devon.

A brick box tomb with a stone slab on top with a cast iron coat of arms.
UK09
The Parish Churchyard

Ilfracombe

Devon.

A brick box tomb with a stone slab on top with a cast iron coat of arms.
UK10

Irthlingborough.

Northamptonshire.

In the churchyard a cast iron grave "set" comprises a cast iron head marker, a cast iron foot marker and a cast Iron body slab.

This is the only one I have seen to date. (6/3/1999). Obviously the details would have been painted on.

UK11

Irthlingborough.

Northamptonshire.

In the churchyard a cast iron grave "set" comprises a cast iron head marker, a cast iron foot marker and a cast Iron body slab.

This is the only one I have seen to date. (6/3/1999). Obviously the details would have been painted on.

UK12

Irthlingborough.

Northamptonshire.

In the churchyard a cast iron grave "set" comprises a cast iron head marker, a cast iron foot marker and a cast Iron body slab.

This is the only one I have seen to date. (6/3/1999). Obviously the details would have been painted on.

UK13
St Andrew’s Churchyard (ext'n).

Isleham.

Cambridgeshire.

Plain flat circle cross

IN LOVING MEMORY OF BENJAMIN BERTIE STARLING. DIED MARCH 10. 1947. AGED 40 YEARS.

St Andrew’s Churchyard extension just over the road from the church.

UK14
Church of St John the Baptist.

Kidmore End, nr Reading

Berkshire.

Two different types of cast Iron grave marker. No cast lettering of any sort. Details were painted on.
UK15
Church of St John the Baptist.

Kidmore End, nr Reading

Berkshire.

Two different types of cast Iron grave marker. No cast lettering of any sort. Details were painted on.
UK16
Church of St John the Baptist.

Kidmore End, nr Reading

Berkshire.

Two different types of cast Iron grave marker. No cast lettering of any sort. Details were painted on.
UK17
Church of St John the Baptist.

Kidmore End, nr Reading

Berkshire.

Two different types of cast Iron grave marker. No cast lettering of any sort. Details were painted on.
UK18
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Cast Iron cross marker with cast lettering about 1899.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARTHUR BROWN. DIED 11 MARCH 1899.AGED 86 YEARS.
AND OF MARGARETHA BROWN. DIED17 MARCH 1899. AGED 71 YEARS.
INTHEIR DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED.

Memorial signed W.F.Johnson. Leicester.

UK19
All Saint’s Church.

Kirtling.

Cambridgeshire.

Flat cast iron circle cross but with cast in lettering. (Similar pattern to that in UK13 except that has no lettering.)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEAR MOTHER. AT REST. SARAH ANN GINN. AGED 77 YEARS. DIED MARCH 13 1934.

UK20
All Saint’s Church.

Kirtling.

Cambridgeshire.

Flat cross with painted dedication.

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF HAROLD MAURICE BELL. DIED JULY 22ND 1920. AGED 3 YEARS 9 MONTHS. SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS.

UK21
Ordsall Parish Churchyard

Retford

Nottinghamshire.

Cast iron cross marker of a type commonly made by Bradshaw’s Foundry. Retford. (Many in East Retford Cemetery.)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANN LEVICK. DIED APRIL 20TH 1908. AGED 64 YEARS.

UK22
Ordsall Parish Churchyard

Retford

Nottinghamshire.

This small broken cross to Eva Kate is one of four to the Baker children who all died in 1918.
The eldest of the four died first and has a cross just like this one. He was Thomas William and he worked at Bradshaw’s Foundry. He was one of the early Killer Flu victims in the Epidemic which started devastation in 1918. He died on October 30thand his two sisters followed him on November 5th and November 13th, his little brother followed on 16th of November. All four dead in little over a fortnight.
The foundry men at Bradshaws made the cross for their work mate when he died and when another followed they did the same for her. They made four in time.

The item in the newspaper said:-
BAKER. In loving memory of Thomas William Baker, died October 30th 1918; Eva Kate Baker, died November 5th 1918; Mary Jane Baker, died November 13th 1918; and Jonathan Baker, died November 16th, 1918.
Let friends forbear to mourn and weep,
While sweetly in the dust we sleep;
A tiresome world we’ve left behind,
A glorious crown we there shall find,
An angel took my flowers away,
Yet I will not repine,
Since Jesus on His bosom wears,
The flowers that once were mine.
Safe in the Shepherd’s bosom,
White as the driven snow,
Are the little lambs we missed
From our household here below.
-----From loving father and mother; sisters
Doris and Lizzie, 40, Whitehall road, Retford;
Grandfather and Grandmother and Aunty Eveline, 103 OrdsallP

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EVA KATE BAKER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 5th 1918
AGED 4 YEARS

JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM

UK23
Ordsall Parish Churchyard

Retford

Nottinghamshire.

This small cross to Mary Jane is one of four to the Baker children who all died in 1918.
The eldest of the four died first and has a cross just like this one. He was Thomas William and he worked at Bradshaw’s Foundry. He was one of the early Killer Flu victims in the Epidemic which started devastation in 1918. He died on October 30th and his two sisters followed him on November 5th and November 13th, his little brother followed on 16th of November. All four dead in little over a fortnight.
The foundry men at Bradshaws made the cross for their work mate when he died and when another followed they did the same for her. They made four in time.

The item in the newspaper said:-
BAKER. In loving memory of Thomas William Baker, died October 30th 1918; Eva Kate Baker, died November 5th 1918; Mary Jane Baker, died November 13th 1918; and Jonathan Baker, died November 16th, 1918.
Let friends forbear to mourn and weep,
While sweetly in the dust we sleep;
A tiresome world we’ve left behind,
A glorious crown we there shall find,
An angel took my flowers away,
Yet I will not repine,
Since Jesus on His bosom wears,
The flowers that once were mine.
Safe in the Shepherd’s bosom,
White as the driven snow,
Are the little lambs we missed
From our household here below.
-----From loving father and mother; sisters
Doris and Lizzie, 40, Whitehall road, Retford;
Grandfather and Grandmother and Aunty Eveline, 103 Ordsallr

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY JANE BAKER
WHO DIED NOVEMBER 13th 1918
AGED 9 YEARS

JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM

UK24
Ordsall Parish Churchyard

Retford

Nottinghamshire.

BAKER. The father lived only for another four years but the mother out lived him by 28 years more. This cross is another one of a typical Bradshaw's Line.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF TOM BAKER DIED NOV 14 1922 AGED 47 YEARS.
ALSO EDITH MARY BAKER HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED JAN 30 1951.

UK25
St. Mary's Churchyard

Whitby

North Yorkshire.

The remains of a box construction which looks as if it could be the remains of one with an obelisk on top originally but no trace of it remaining.
UK26

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK27

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK28

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK29

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK30

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK31

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK32

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK33

Woodditton

Cambridgeshire.

All examples found in the churchyard at Woodditton Cambridgeshire.
Include plain circle cross markers, other fancy ended circle cross markers and four types of marker with the Etna mark on the back of each.
UK34
St Nicholas’ Church.

Fulbeck

Lincolnshire.

Cast Iron round headed marker with cross forming the centre of the head and IHS in the very centre of the cross. Cast mark on the back. Haden. Warminster(?) and Royal coat of arms(?)
UK35
St Nicholas’ Church.

Fulbeck

Lincolnshire.

Cast Iron round headed marker with cross forming the centre of the head and IHS in the very centre of the cross. Cast mark on the back. Haden. Warminster(?) and Royal coat of arms(?)
UK36
St Nicholas’ Church.

Fulbeck

Lincolnshire.

UK36. Also St Nicholas’ Church. Fulbeck. Lincolnshire.
Unusual framed "Ribbon with cross at the top. Similar IHS to UK34. (Haden?)
UK37
All Saints Churchyard.

Mundesley.

Norfolk.

Cast Iron grave markers in the churchyard. One of the examples has a small iron cross with it as a foot marker.
UK38
The Parish churchyard

Wooton St. Lawrence.

Hampshire.

ANDREW WANT 1893
ELIZA WANT 1896.

UK39
The Parish churchyard

Wooton St. Lawrence.

Hampshire.

Cast Iron Cross with an intricate centre roundel with the ETNA cast mark on the back.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ERNEST CHILDS WHO DIED MAY 11TH 1892 AGED 4.
THY WILL BE DONE.

UK40
Church of St. Julian

Benniworth

Lincolnshire.

Standing Loose in the churchyard there is a cast iron circle cross complete with a cross base to prevent it being lifted out of the ground.
No Inscription.
UK41
Church of St John The Evangelist.

Corby Glen.

Lincolnshire.

Large broad round headed Cast Iron Marker painted black with gold letters

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE KELLAM BIRD
WHO DIED OCT 30TH 1885 AGED 65 YEARS

UK42
Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Aldermaston.

Berkshire.

Front view of a circle cross with no Lettering or Makers cast mark.
UK43
Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Aldermaston.

Berkshire.

Rear view of a circle cross with no Lettering or Makers cast mark.
UK44
Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Aldermaston.

Berkshire.

Front view of a circle cross with no Lettering or Makers cast mark.
UK45
Church of St. Mary

Amersham (Old Town)

Buckinghamshire.

Mr and Mrs Yoward measure up an unusual "grave set" which comprises a Head, Foot and coped coffin shaped Body stone except all of cast iron.
UK46
Church of St. Mary

Amersham (Old Town)

Buckinghamshire.

Mr and Mrs Yoward measure up an unusual "grave set" which comprises a Head, Foot and coped coffin shaped Body stone except all of cast iron.
UK47
Church of St. Mary

Amersham (Old Town)

Buckinghamshire.

Mr and Mrs Yoward measure up an unusual "grave set" which comprises a Head, Foot and coped coffin shaped Body stone except all of cast iron.
In UK47 he isn’t just tired, he is attempting to read an inscription.
UK48
Church of St. Mary

Amersham (Old Town)

Buckinghamshire.

The head (of UK45,46,47) showing the decoration. As far as I know there is no makers mark shown.
UK49
Church of St. Mary

Amersham (Old Town)

Buckinghamshire.

The foot (of UK45,46,47) showing the decoration. As far as I know there is no makers mark shown.
UK50
St. Andrew's Churchyard

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

UK50, UK51.
Two different circle crosses each with Cast Inscription.
UK51
St. Andrew's Churchyard

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

UK50, UK51.
Two different circle crosses each with Cast Inscription.

IN MEMORY OF NURSE FRANCES MARGARET MACINTYRE
20 NOV 1901. R. I. P.

UK52
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

Large cast iron grave marker with a cast iron fenced enclosure.

Erected by
Rev Joseph McInnes
in Memory of his Father
DANIEL MCINNES
who departed this Life 24th Nov aged 84 years
and of his Mother SUSAN McARTHUR
who departed this Life 26th October 1865
Aged 76 Years
His Brother
ALEXANDER who died 31st March 1839
aged 26 Years
JOHN who died 18th July 1840
aged 25 years
DANIEL who died 15th July 1843
aged 23 Years
His Sister
SUSAN who died 7th July 1855
aged 39 Years
MARY who died 9th Novr. 1865
aged 54 Years
The Rev. Joseph McInnes
Minister of the Parish of Ullapool
Died ? October 1883
aged 54 Years8

UK53
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

Large cast iron grave marker with a cast iron fenced enclosure.

Erected by
Rev Joseph McInnes
in Memory of his Father
DANIEL MCINNES
who departed this Life 24th Nov aged 84 years
and of his Mother SUSAN McARTHUR
who departed this Life 26th October 1865
Aged 76 Years
His Brother
ALEXANDER who died 31st March 1839
aged 26 Years
JOHN who died 18th July 1840
aged 25 years
DANIEL who died 15th July 1843
aged 23 Years
His Sister
SUSAN who died 7th July 1855
aged 39 Years
MARY who died 9th Novr. 1865
aged 54 Years
The Rev. Joseph McInnes
Minister of the Parish of Ullapool
Died ? October 1883
aged 54 Years8

UK54
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

Large cast iron grave marker with a cast iron fenced enclosure.

Erected by
Rev Joseph McInnes
in Memory of his Father
DANIEL MCINNES
who departed this Life 24th Nov aged 84 years
and of his Mother SUSAN McARTHUR
who departed this Life 26th October 1865
Aged 76 Years
His Brother
ALEXANDER who died 31st March 1839
aged 26 Years
JOHN who died 18th July 1840
aged 25 years
DANIEL who died 15th July 1843
aged 23 Years
His Sister
SUSAN who died 7th July 1855
aged 39 Years
MARY who died 9th Novr. 1865
aged 54 Years
The Rev. Joseph McInnes
Minister of the Parish of Ullapool
Died ? October 1883
aged 54 Years8

UK55
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

This cast Iron plate was found in the vicinity of the other cast iron monuments recorded here but is possibly not part of any of them.

ANN McPHEE
DONALD McDONALD

UK56
Church of St. John the Baptist.

Morton, nr Bourne.

Lincolnshire.

The two cast Iron Crosses shown in UK56 and UK57 are both to be found in the churchyard of St. John The Baptist at Morton, near Bourne, Lincs.

There is also a large cross also in the churchyard which may be cast Iron but I suspect it is cut out of plate Iron.
UK57
Church of St. John the Baptist.

Morton, nr Bourne.

Lincolnshire.

The two cast Iron Crosses shown in UK56 and UK57 are both to be found in the churchyard of St. John The Baptist at Morton, near Bourne, Lincs.

There is also a large cross also in the churchyard which may be cast Iron but I suspect it is cut out of plate Iron.
UK58
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

Cast Iron large grave marker with a pair of winged souls one each side of the top.

ERECTED BY DAVID GARDNER IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS DEAR WIFE AGNES FERGUSSON MACMILLAN WHO DIED ON THE 26TH APRIL 1923(?)

UK59
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

Cast Iron large grave marker with a pair of winged souls one each side of the top.

ERECTED BY DAVID GARDNER IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS DEAR WIFE AGNES FERGUSSON MACMILLAN WHO DIED ON THE 26TH APRIL 1923(?)

UK60
The Craggs Cemetery, Belford Road.

Fort William

Highland, Scotland.

Cast Iron large grave marker with a pair of winged souls one each side of the top.

ERECTED BY DAVID GARDNER IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS DEAR WIFE AGNES FERGUSSON MACMILLAN WHO DIED ON THE 26TH APRIL 1923(?)

UK61

Freckenham.

Suffolk.

One cast iron grave marker.
UK62
Christchurch Churchyard.

Frome.

Somerset.

Bronze cross with a cast iron Circle cross in the background.
UK63
Christchurch Churchyard.

Frome.

Somerset.

Cast iron cross.

IN MEMORIAM. RICHARD H CUMMINS. PRIEST.

UK64
Parish Churchyard.

Great Saxham.

Suffolk.

Cast iron cross with 'RIP' incorporated in stem.

RIP. IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE FROST WHO DIED 18TH MARCH 1901 AGED 52 YEARS.

UK65
Parish Churchyard.

Great Saxham.

Suffolk.

Cast iron cross with 'RIP' incorporated in stem.

RIP. IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY ANN PHILLIPS WHO DIED 28TH JULY 1901 AGED 45 YEARS.

UK66
Roadside A360

nr West Lavington, Salisbury Plain.

Wiltshire.

Roadside monument seen on the A360 road about 2 miles south of West Lavington on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

AT THIS SPOT. Mr Dean of Imber was Attacked and Robbed by Four Highwaymen in the evening of Octr. 21st 1839. After a spirited pursuit of three hours, one of the Felons BENJAMIN COLCLOUGH fell Dead on Chitterne Down. THOMAS SAUNDERS. GEORGE WATERS. & RICHARD HARRIS, were eventually Captured and were convicted at the ensuing Quarter Sessions at Devises and Transported for the term of Fifteen Years. This Monument is erected by Public Subscription as a warning to those who presumptuously think to escape the punishment God has threatened against Thieves and Robbers.

UK67
Parish churchyard

Harthill

South Yorkshire.

Cast Iron Cross.
No inscription.
UK68
Parish churchyard

Hasingfield.

Cambridgeshire.

One of two cast iron crosses in the churchyard.
No inscription.
UK69
St Michael’s Church.

Helston.

Cornwall.

One of 3 unusual cast iron grave markers, Headboards on a Stone Curb Set.
UK69, UK70, UK71, UK72.

HARRY. ---(this one)
DANIELL 1851
PRYOR.

UK70
St Michael’s Church.

Helston.

Cornwall.

Rear view of one of 3 unusual cast iron grave markers, Headboards on a Stone Curb Set.
UK69, UK70, UK71, UK72.

HARRY.
DANIELL 1851
PRYOR.

UK71
St Michael’s Church.

Helston.

Cornwall.

One of 3 unusual cast iron grave markers, Headboards on a Stone Curb Set.
UK69, UK70, UK71, UK72.

HARRY.
DANIELL 1851
PRYOR. ---(this one)

UK72
St Michael’s Church.

Helston.

Cornwall.

One of 3 unusual cast iron grave markers, Headboards on a Stone Curb Set.
UK69, UK70, UK71, UK72.

HARRY.
DANIELL 1851 ---(this one)
PRYOR.

UK73
Parish Churchyard

Horringer.

Suffolk.

In bushes at the NE Corner of the church yard.
Etna model Number 5a.
No inscription.
UK74
Parish Churchyard

Horringer.

Suffolk.

In long grass at the west end of the church yard.
Labelled factory Model No5. But no makers plate.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK ARBON. DIED DEC, 8TH 1888 AGED 60 YEARS.

UK75
St Peter’s Churchyard

Leckhampton nr Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire.

Small wheel headed cross.

ANN ORGAN. DIED MARCH 3RD 1886 AGED 86 YEARS.

UK76
St Peter’s Churchyard

Leckhampton nr Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire.

A Wheel headed cross.
No inscription.
UK77
St Peter’s Churchyard

Leckhampton nr Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire.

A small cross with 'IHS' incorporated in round centre.
No inscription.
UK78
Holy Trinity Church yard.

Long Melford.

Suffolk.

Cast Iron cross with lower inscription plate.

RIP. IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON CHARLES SAMUEL WHEELER. WHO PASSED AWAY JULY 19TH 1936.AGED 33 YEARS.

UK79
Holy Trinity Church yard.

Long Melford.

Suffolk.

Front view of a cast Iron cross with lower inscription plate, inscribed front and rear.

IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF FREDERICK THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF ANNIE PRISCILLA DAY. WHO ENTERED INTO REST MAY 14TH 1940. GONE FROM OUR HOME BUT NOT FROM OUR HEARTS.

No 4. Thought to be an ETNA design but the makers name cast in is D. WARD. MELFORD.

Perhaps an ETNA pattern bought when the firm finished. But possibly a copy cast from a mould taken from an original.

See UK80 for rear view.

UK80
Holy Trinity Church yard.

Long Melford.

Suffolk.

Rear view of a cast Iron cross with lower inscription plate, inscribed front and rear.

ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED SEPT. 29TH 1971.AGED 80. REUNITED.

No 4. Thought to be an ETNA design but the makers name cast in is D. WARD. MELFORD.

Perhaps an ETNA pattern bought when the firm finished. But possibly a copy cast from a mould taken from an original.

See UK79 for front view.

UK81
Holy Trinity Church yard.

Long Melford.

Suffolk.

A rainwater grate in the path near the church marked with: 'David Ward. Melford.'

This photograph has been included as it seems to have been made in the same local foundry as the Long Melford gravemarkers.

UK82
Holy Trinity Church yard.

Long Melford.

Suffolk.

Another similar cross to No UK79 No 4 Pattern. Thought to be an ETNA design but the makers name cast in is D. WARD. MELFORD.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM JOHN RINGER. WHO PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 8TH 1928 AGED 26 YEARS. HIS END WAS PEACE. "THE CALL WAS SHORT THE SHOCK SEVERE, TO PART WITH ONE WE LOVED SO DEAR, OUR HOPE IN HEAVEN THAT WE MAY MEET, AND THEN OUR JOY WILL BE COMPLETE.

Perhaps an ETNA pattern bought when the firm finished. But possibly a copy cast from a mould taken from an original.

UK83
Combs Church

Combs nr Stowmarket.

Suffolk.

A cast iron cross mounted in a block and standing about 36 inches high and 18 inches across the arms. No cast marks found.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF EMILE JOHN DEARLY BELOVED CHILD OF JOHN AND AMILE GLADWELL WHO DIED JULY9TH 1909.AGED 6 YEARS AND TEN MONTHS.

UK84

Caversham nr. Reading.

Berkshire.

One of a pair of cast iron circle crosses (with UK85). One Signed Guildford & Mason.

ALFRED TERNER BORN APRIL 20TH 1821. DIED FEB 11 1878.

UK85

Caversham nr. Reading.

Berkshire.

One of a pair of cast iron circle crosses (with UK84).

THOMAS J. SHACKLEFORD DIED JAN 26 1885 AGED 36.

UK86
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Tickhill. nr Doncaster.

South Yorkshire.

Cast iron grave marker. Unsigned but by Bradshaw’s Foundry. Retford.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN. W. CROSSLAND OF TICKHILL WHO DIED JUNE 23 1921.AGED 40 YEARS.

UK87
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Tickhill. nr Doncaster.

South Yorkshire.

Cast iron grave marker. Unsigned but by Bradshaw’s Foundry. Retford.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANK CROSSLAND WHO DIED DECEMBER 31ST 1931. GONE FROM OUR HOME BUT NOT FROM OUR HEARTS.

UK88
Parish Church

Dummer

Hampshire.

Contains 2 cast iron grave markers to the south west of the church. One only accessible for a photograph and it is signed but the other the same pattern. approx. 40 ins high by 28 ins wide.

This one: Two winged souls cast with a crown of heaven above. Signed J ALLEN. FECIT.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM LANGRISH WHO DIED FEBRY 17TH 1848 AGED 83 YEARS.

Second Gravemarker (No illustration, very similar to UK88). SACRED is cast into the curve at the top of the marker.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN SON OF HENRY & C. ANN HOLLAND. WHO DIED OCTR 10TH 1842 AGED 10 YEARS. NEITHERYOUNG NOR OLD CAN RESIST DEATH’S AWFUL SUMMONS.

UK89
Parish Churchyard.

Little Dunkeld.

Tayside, Scotland.

Little Dunkeld in the church yard.

Remains of a fine cast iron grave marker surrounding a stone insert with an anchor cast into the base. ( Similar to Fort William ?). Erected by David Campbell. Wine Merchant Glasgow 1868.
UK90
Rampton Churchyard.

Rampton nr Retford.

Nottinghamshire.

Small cross gravemarker.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN BAKER WHO DIED JULY 3RD 1909. AGED 14 MONTHS. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

Made by Bradshaw’s of Retford

UK91
St Nicholas’ church

Rattlesden.

Suffolk.

A small inscription plate with a cast iron vase and eternal flame on top. No inscription or makers mark.
UK92
Collegiate Church of the
Holy and Undivided Trinity.

Stratford Upon Avon.

Warickshire.

Cast Iron grave marker West of the church signed on the back. W. Francis. Stratford on Avon.

Cast inscription Reads:-

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES TIMMS WHO DIED JANUARY 4TH 1868 AGED 8 YEARS. FAREWELL DEAR CHILD BUT NOT FOREVERTRACE OUT HIS STEPS AND MEET HIM IN HEAVEN.

UK93
Churchyard

Reepham.

Norfolk.

On the south wall outside the church. Cast Iron wall plaque.
No Makers mark.

Left Panel.:- IN A VAULT BENEATH ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF MR DAVID WILLIAMS WHO DIED DECEMBER THE 16. 1811 IN THE 58 YEAR OF HIS AGE. HE WAS A NATIVE OF STORMY NEAR BRIDGEND GLAMORGANSHIRE. AND MANY YEARS A RESPECTABLE SURGEON IN THIS PARISH.

Right Panel:- ALSO THOSE OF CHARLOTTE HIS BELOVED WIFE. WHO DIED NOVEMBER THE 15. 1812. IN THE 47 YEAR OF HER AGE. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF PETER ELWIN ESQR. OF BOOTON HALL. BY HIS FIRST WIFE MISS PASTON OF BALE IN THIS COUNTY.

Bottom Narrow Panel Reads:-AS A SMALL TESTIMONY OF RESPECT AND AFFECTION TO THE MEMORY OF SUCH INESTIMABLE PARENTS, THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY THEIR TWO SONS PETER ELWIN AND RICHARD DAVID WILLIAMS

UK94
Retford Cemetery.

Retford.

Nottinghamshire.

There are very many cast iron grave markers in this cemetery and most are Bradshaws of Retford. I have shown just one of each with some details and a photograph of the cemetery to show the type of scatter that there is.

Small cast iron cross marker, cast inscription, painted white with outline and inscription emphasised in black.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN BREDDY WHO DIED JULY 12TH 19117 AT DUCLE AVENUE MANCHESTER FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION NOVEMBER 9TH 1916. AGED 20 YEARS. REST IN PEACE.

There are two markers on this plot, the other one being an official war graves commission headstone.

UK95
Retford Cemetery.

Retford.

Nottinghamshire.

General view of the cemetery showing the general scatter of cast iron markers.
UK96
Retford Cemetery.

Retford.

Nottinghamshire.

Wheel headed cross.

This type of marker possibly started out as a church roof finial and was adapted as a grave marker. There is no makers mark but most likely one of Bradshaw’s

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM WOODWARD WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOV. 29TH 1925 AGED 11 YEARS. THY WILL BE DONE.

UK97
Retford Cemetery.

Retford.

Nottinghamshire.

Cast iron cross of Bradshaws type (Refer to Ordsall). Painted white with lettering in black.

The letters were picked out by means of a piece of chamois leather over a cork and being frugal with the paint.

Whilst I was taking this picture a lady came up and asked what I was doing. She turned out to be the mother of the young lad whose name is on the cross.

I gently explained that I was interested in cast Iron grave markers and I asked her if she would mind answering a few questions. When she realised I was not up to no good she agreed.

Ernest, her son had left school at the age of fourteen years and started work, within a couple of weeks he had been taken ill and died shortly after when according to Mrs Wells "His brain turned upside down." By what I could glean it was something like meningitis.

She volunteered the information that the Iron Cross was there "because it was all we could afford at the time.t

UK98
Retford Cemetery.

Retford.

Nottinghamshire.

Pieces remaining of a cast iron wreath holder / stand. Cast in are the words "York & Retford".
UK99
All Saint’s Church.

Rudston, nr Bridlington.

North Yorkshire.

An unusual cast iron grave surround comprising a cross with chains looped round it to corners which are cast iron canon and at the foot is a pair of hooked anchors.
UK100
All Saint’s Church.

Rudston, nr Bridlington.

North Yorkshire.

An unusual cast iron grave surround comprising a cross with chains looped round it to corners which are cast iron canon and at the foot is a pair of hooked anchors.
UK101
All Saint’s Church.

Rudston, nr Bridlington.

North Yorkshire.

An unusual cast iron grave surround comprising a cross with chains looped round it to corners which are cast iron canon and at the foot is a pair of hooked anchors.
UK102
Beenham Church.

Beenham, nr Reading.

Berkshire.

Cast Iron Round headed cross. No makers marks.
UK103
Beenham Church.

Beenham, nr Reading.

Berkshire.

Cast Iron Base only. No makers marks.
UK104
Church of St Mary and All Saints.

Bingham.

Nottinghamshire.

Round headed cast iron cross Grave marker. No makers marks.
UK105
Church of St Mary and All Saints.

Bingham.

Nottinghamshire.

Cast iron cross grave marker with fleur de lis ends to the arms and top.
UK106
Church of St Mary and All Saints.

Bingham.

Nottinghamshire.

Cast iron item found propped against the back of a headstone in the churchyard. No Makers marks and use unknown. (Wreath holder?)
UK107
St Peter’s Church.

Bishops Waltham.

Hampshire.

Two small grave number markers in cast iron. UK107 marked 215, and UK108 marked 149.
UK108
St Peter’s Church.

Bishops Waltham.

Hampshire.

Two small grave number markers in cast iron. UK107 marked 215, and UK108 marked 149.
UK109
The church yard.

Blickling.

Norfolk.

Cast Iron cross hollow section filled with concrete. About 3ft high and about 1ft 6 ins across the arms. Metal thickness appears to be about ¼ of an inch.

No makers mark.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN CRAGGS. DRIVER "A" BATTERY 320TH BRIGADE. R.F.A. WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED WHILST BATHING ON 4TH AUGUST 1917 AGED 42 YEARS.

UK110
The Church of The Holy Trinity.

Old Clee, nr Grimsby.

Lincolnshire.

Cast iron grave marker preserved in the church near the north door. No makers marks.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CORNELIUS CHAPMAN HUMBER PILOT WHO DIED MAY 16TH 1840 AGED 50 YEARS. ALSO CORNELIUS HIS SON WHO DIED MAY 27TH 1822. AGED 1 YEAR & 8 MONTHS. ALSO GRACE RELICT OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED JUNE 7TH 1872 AGED 84 YEARS, ALSO RICHARD THEIR FOURTH SON WHO DIED AT BOMBAY SEPT. 19TH 1861 AGED 35 YEARS.

UK111

Redbourne, nr Brigg.

Lincolnshire.

Circle cross in the churchyard. No Makers Marks, No inscription.
UK112
Church of St Mary Magdalene.

Rothwell nr Caistor.

Lincolnshire.

Cast iron circle cross markers in the churchyard. No makers mark.
UK113

Sutton St James.

Lincolnshire.

At the east end of the remaining chancel. Base of cross 21inches by 16 inches by 6 ½ inches high. Width across the cross arms 17 ¾ inches depth 4inches. No Makers marks.

IN MEMORY OF RICHARD MILNER COPELAND VICAR OF THIS PARISH 1917 - 1922. WHO DIED FEBRUARY 19TH 1922. AGED 61 YEARS.

UK114

Grainsby.

Lincolnshire.

Cast iron circle cross.

TO ANNE PARKER AGED 91 DIED APRIL 21ST 1870.THREE CHILDREN LIE WITH HER.

UK115
Church of St. Michael.

Edenham nr Bourne.

Lincolnshire.

Very small Cast Iron marker with broken stem picked up near the gate of the churchyard of St Michael's Church at Edenham near Bourne Lincs.

No makers marks.

? H JACKSON AGED 2 ½ YEARS.

UK116
Church of St John The Baptist.

Barham.

Kent.

Small cast iron marker no makers mark.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE HAYWARDWHO DIED JANY 18TH 1901. AGED 80 YEARS ALSO SARAH WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED APRIL 18TH 1904 AGED 83 YEARS

UK117
Church of St John The Baptist.

Barham.

Kent.

Small cast iron circle cross marker no makers mark

GEORGE PONSELL DIED MAY 11TH 1953 AGED 56 YEARS.

UK118
Church of St John The Baptist.

Barham.

Kent.

Small cast iron marker no makers mark.

CHARLOTTE HOPKINS DIED MAY 27TH 1905 AGED 72 YEARS.

UK119
Church of St John The Baptist.

Barham.

Kent.

Small cast iron marker no makers mark.

FREDERICK HOPKINS DIED JAN 6TH 1906 AGED 76 YEARS

UK120
Holy Trinity Church.

Bosham.

West Sussex.

Etna foundry. Plaque with draped urn

THOMAS ?----OTTEN.

UK121
Boxworth Church.

Boxworth.

Cambridgeshire.

UK121, UK122, UK123, UK124.
A set of four cast iron crosses of the same pattern.

No makers mark.
UK122
Boxworth Church.

Boxworth.

Cambridgeshire.

UK121, UK122, UK123, UK124.
A set of four cast iron crosses of the same pattern.

No makers mark.
UK123
Boxworth Church.

Boxworth.

Cambridgeshire.

UK121, UK122, UK123, UK124.
A set of four cast iron crosses of the same pattern.

No makers mark.
UK124
Boxworth Church.

Boxworth.

Cambridgeshire.

UK121, UK122, UK123, UK124.
A set of four cast iron crosses of the same pattern.

No makers mark.
UK125
St Andrew’s Church

Brigstock.

Northamptonshire.

UK125 & UK126.
The only cast iron cross in the church yard.
By Filmer & Mason. Guildford.
UK126
St Andrew’s Church

Brigstock.

Northamptonshire.

UK125 & UK126.
The only cast iron cross in the church yard.
By Filmer & Mason. Guildford.
UK127
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Stack of reserve crosses stored in a barrel
UK128
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Unused blank wheel headed cross markersa
UK129
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Small wheel headed cross, painted white with black inscriptionh

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARTHUR G HEWARD DIED JULY 4TH 1939 AGED 34.

UK130
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Small wheel headed cross, painted white with black painted inscriptionr

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DAISY HOWARD
DIED SEPT 25TH 1963 AGED 59

UK131
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Small wheel headed cross, painted black with white painted inscription. Very recent, 1972

IN MEMORY
EDITH . CRANE
DIED . 18 . MAY . 1972
AGE . 76

UK132
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Small wheel headed crossi

IN LOVING MEMORY
GEORGE & BEATRICE
SPINKS
AT REST

UK133
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Reserve cross painted white, but no inscriptione
UK134
St Andrew’s Church.

Buxton.

Norfolk.

UK127 to UK134:

Various cast iron grave markers in the church yard. Some standing in the corner waiting use, some reserve crosses in a barrel. Others of white on black and black on white but just samples of each as there are many. No makers marks on any. All painted details.

Unpainted reserve cross, no inscriptiona
UK135
Canwick Road Cemetery

Lincoln.

Lincolnshire.

One only of a very fancy design but with no makers marks and cast lettering unreadable.
Photo taken approx 1990; this gravemarker is now more damaged than shown here.
UK136

Wentworth Woodhouse

South Yorkshire.

Disused numbered plot marker from the new church at Wentworth Woodhouse.
One of two given to Churchmouse, this marker is now in Lincoln.

Numbered: "481"

UK137
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