Drove Lane Chapel Grave Marker

The cemetery on Drove Lane has been in existence for about 150 years. The little chapel of rest on the site was built in 1868. This has not been used for its original purpose for sometime and recently it has been decided that it is no longer safe. Its owners, Easterton Parish Council, have used it as a hut for storage, but it is soon to be demolished, due to its condition. A number of items in what is now a very bleak and Spartan interior have been offered to Market Lavington Museum.

Amongst these items is a numbered grave marker – one of many stored inside the old chapel.

Grave marker from the Drove Lane Cemetery

At the moment we know nothing of the origin of these substantial pieces of cast iron. They appear to have no maker’s mark. Maybe a blog reader could tell us something about these items, which stand about 30 centimetres tall. If so then do contact us at the museum.

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