Date recorded: 10/10/09
(SAC)RED TO THE MEMORY
MARGARET ……. BENNETT
WIFE OF ……. (BEN)NETT
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
…… 55 YEARS
JAMES (missing layer of stone)
WHO DIED A
AGED 6 (7)
(more below but too worn to read)
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Earliest date (of death): 1876
Type of monument: Flat topped headstone with triangular central feature and concave decorated shoulders
Footstone with side indents.
Dimensions (in millimetres):
monument/headstone: height: 1480 breadth: 840 thickness: 110 at top, 240 at base
Orientation of monument/headstone: East facing
Condition: In place, broken, leaning a little forward.
Number of surfaces bearing: a) decoration: 1 b) inscription: 1
Type of decoration: Architectural pillars, incised oval area at top with toothed edging (chevrons?) probably for decoration – destroyed
Decorative motif/s: Scrollwork, columns, pattern detail
Technique/s used for decoration: incised, relief
Condition of decoration: worn, cracked, fragile, partly broken off
Technique/s used for inscription: Incised
Condition of inscription: Mainly illegible / vanished
Name of mason: HULL KNIGHTON?
Surface of stone flaking, heavy lichen cover on west facing side.
Almost certainly the grave of Margaret Bennett of Park Cottage Beguildy, buried 16.2.1876, and of James Bennett of Beguildy, buried 7.4.1887.
Fragment, found in kerbs of grave 178, seems to fit base of this stone, and was left resting against its base.
Note: subsequently pushed over for safety reasons, now lying face down.