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Latitude: 52.5851 / 52°35'6"N
Longitude: -2.0501 / 2°3'0"W
OS Eastings: 396705
OS Northings: 298588
OS Grid: SO967985
Mapcode National: GBR 1YK.CP
Mapcode Global: WHBG0.H901
Entry Name: Cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Garden cholera Memorial in Doctor's Piece Gardens
Listing Date: 31 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1343038
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219069
Location: Walsall, WV13
Electoral Ward/Division: Willenhall South
Built-Up Area: Willenhall
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Willenhall St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
WALLSALL MB DOCTOR'S PIECE
SO 9698 NE
11/32 Cholera memorial in
Doctor's Piece Gardens
Cholera memorial. 1849. Comprises a sandstone plaque with round head.
"The parish of Willenhall was visited by cholera in 1849.
The first death by that disease took place on the 17th of
August, the last on the 4th of October. In 49 days 292
persons died. The churchyard of St Giles being too crowded
for further internments, this ground, a portion of the church
estate was (while yet unconsecrated) first used for burials
on the first of September. On 3 days the burials were 15
daily the whole number being intered here and in the church
yard being 211. The dismay of the period suspended the
business and industry of the town .....".
Listing NGR: SO9670598588
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