WEAVERHAM MEMORIAL TO JOHN ASHTON BATTLE OF WATERLOO

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Reference WMO205682

Address:

The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Church Street

Weaverham

Near Northwich

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Battle of Waterloo (1815)
About the memorial: IN MEMORY OF JOHN ASHTON WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. ONE OF HIS HOMES WAS AT HEFFERSTON GRANGE, AND THIS MEMORIAL IS SITUATED ABOVE THE VESTRY DOOR IN WHAT WAS, AT THE TIME, THE FAMILY CHAPEL, KNOWN THEN, AS THE GRANGE CHAPEL. White stone with dark/black surround and black lettering. N.E. side of Lady Chapel above vestry door. Difficult (but not impossible) to read inscription due to light from window.
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In Remembrance of John Ashton of the 3rd Regiment of Guards who in his 20th year died the death of the Brave in the Battle of Waterloo 1815.Ashton lamented in the field of France. Where Britains dying sons endear'd their name, Accept the Country's praise thy Mothers tears, Whose heavenly sorrow heaven itself reveres. Kissing in agony afflictions rod. She yields her pride unmurmuring to her God.

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