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Edward Dolling Monument, Circa 10 Metres East of North East Corner of Church of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Mere, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0895 / 51°5'22"N

Longitude: -2.2708 / 2°16'15"W

OS Eastings: 381127

OS Northings: 132280

OS Grid: ST811322

Mapcode National: GBR 0V3.NP2

Mapcode Global: FRA 6647.M4Y

Entry Name: Edward Dolling Monument, Circa 10 Metres East of North East Corner of Church of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 7 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130757

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320172

Location: Mere, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Mere

Built-Up Area: Mere

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Mere St Michael the Archangel

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(south side)

6/44 Edward Dolling monument,
c.10 m east of north east
corner of Church of St


Headstone. 1737, to Edward Dolling. Limestone. Square slab to worn decorative
top with cherub's head and leaf scrolls. Edward Dolling, it records, '.... Dyed
of ve Smallpox which he designedly took Sept 6 1737 Aged 21 years' followed by
four lines of suitable verse, all inscribed in local mason's cursive script.
This records an early and unsuccessful attempt at inoculation, which was used
often with success, until Edward Jenner's discovery of a more certain working
method in 1796. In addition to its visual qualities the monument therefore has
historical interest.

Listing NGR: ST8112732280

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