SP6720 : Shielded Grave

taken 10 years ago, near to Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Shielded Grave
Shielded Grave
This unusual grave caught my eye in the churchyard of SP6720 : St. Leonards, Grendon Underwood. The head and foot are both marked by cast iron shields, and between them is a curved, coffin-shaped stone slab. The larger of the shields, at the head, bears a very worn inscription which will be completely indecipherable in a few years I would think, sic transit gloria mundi. Reading it as best as I can, I make it out to say:
In Memory of William Ward who departed this life November ?? 1812 Aged 75 Years
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 January, 2008
Category
Graves   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6769 2099 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.0023N 1:1.0781W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6769 2099
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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