SJ9888 : Old Headstone in St Thomas's Churchyard

taken 5 years ago, near to Mellor, Stockport, Great Britain

Old Headstone in St Thomas's Churchyard
Old Headstone in St Thomas's Churchyard
This stone tablet is next to the church wall, close to Joseph Brierley's memorial headstone.

The inscription on it reads:
J.B.B. Ja 14 1856 94
B.B.B. Ja 1 1843 81

Truth beareth the key of the Kingdom of Heaven, a lie cannot enter therein. A lie beareth the key of the bottomless pit and openeth the gate wide

J.B.B Fe 11 1849 65 LO of AS
The Parish Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Mellor
The Parish Church of St Thomas was built on the crest of a hill overlooking the village of Mellor. It is situated within the boundaries of an Iron Age Fort, the remains of which have only been discovered in recent years.

The course rubble tower dates from the 15th century and is built on 12th century foundations; the rest of the church was rebuilt in the early 19th century. It is a Grade II-listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 441329 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Date (from Tags)
1843  1849  1856 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9817 8889 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.8102N 2:1.7391W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 98179 88897
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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