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Monument record MDR5879 - Grave slabs and burials, Newton Old Hall

Type and Period (2)

  • (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1832 AD to 1857 AD)
  • (Hanoverian to Victorian - 1832 AD to 1857 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In the outer yard of the former Newton Old Hall are three incised slabs covering the graves of William Downing, who died in 1857, his wife Martha, who died in 1832 and her sister Anne who died in 1855. The central gravestone is inscribed :"Here lie interred the remains of William Downing, who died at Blackwell, February 27, 1857, aged 77 years. He was the owner of this hall and it was his expressed wish to be here interred". (1, 2). A lawn has been created on the site. The graves are preserved within it. (3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 639.
  • <2> Article in serial: Kerry, C. 1897. 'Miscellanea: isolated interments', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 19, p 104.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 24-MAY-60.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 2133. 2133.



Grid reference SK 4439 5920 (point) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Dec 2 2015 12:09PM

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