070323.Widcombe, Fell Off a Dock in the Fog

March 23, 2007 at 12:23 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Chisel Marks, Columns, Conservation, Corinthian Order, Foggy & Misty, Gardens & Parks, Monuments and Memorials, Overcast, Sculpture, somerset, Widcombe | 4 Comments

This is the Bath Abbey Cemetery Mortuary Chapel (Grade II Listed) and the Grade II Listed Jane Weeks Williams (of 6 Claremont Place, Walcot, c.1848) Memorial,
Mini Temple in the Greek Revival style- (signed by White, monumental mason)
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“The Williams Memorial is a magnificent white marble miniature open Greek temple raised up on a penant stone pedestal. Four pained sets of fluted columns with lotus and acanthus leaf capitals support a canopy over a draped urn flashed by an angel and a female mowner. The equally elaborate inscription is to Jane Wiliams who died at her residence, 17 Kensington Place, Bath, in 1848 aged 88. One side of the base comemorates 17-year-old Henry Williams, ‘who by accidentally falling off the West India docks in a dense London fog was unfortunately drowned’ in 1853.” –Bath Abbey Cemetery Tombstone Tour, 1999

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  1. This is all Greek to me ;-)
    And methinks the young master Henry might have been hastened in his demise by unknown villains…

  2. i was caught in a terrible peasouper once so i just sat down until it lifted, when i found myself in australia…..?

  3. First we had “touched by an angel,” and now “flashed by an angel?” I suppose it’s a slightly less invasive form of angelic harassment.

  4. great shot, strange mood :)


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