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Search Aspect ( gravestone )
Location - Leeds & District

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Adel Church (Adel)
Black & White imageJune 1967. Exterior front view of Adel Church showing path leading up to the porch with gravestones either side. The church was built between 1150 and 1160. The south porch was added 1160-1170 and remains one of the finest examples of Norman sculpture in England. The church is a Grade 1 listed building.
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Adel Church, Stone Coffin (Adel)
Black & White image1967. Image shows a stone coffin on a grassy area. Gravestones are visible in the background. Adel church was built between 1150 and 1160. The south porch was added 1160-1170 and remains one of the finest examples of Norman sculpture in England. The church is a Grade 1 listed building.
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Beckett Street Cemetery, gravestone of Short family (Burmantofts)
Black & White imageUndated. This gravestone in Beckett Street Cemetery commemorates 3 generations of a military family. Frederick Short the elder, listed at the bottom, had served with the 4th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War, taking part in the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade for which he was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was promoted to Sergeant Major and later transferred to the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry as an Instructor. Though born in Windsor, he moved to Leeds on leaving the army where he was listed as a beer retailer at Carlton Street in an 1867 directory. However, he was adjudicated bankrupt on 11th November 1869, described as a former Innkeeper now out of business residing at Regent Street in Chapel Allerton. In the 1871 census he was living with his Irish wife Elizabeth and six children at the Horse and Trumpet Yard, then in 1881 at Garden House, Carlisle Road, Hunslet. He died in May 1886 and was interred in Somerset. His son and grandson however were buried here. Frederick Short, his son, commemorated at the top, was a Sergeant Major in the 4th Hussars and in the West Somerset Yeomanry. He died in 1904 aged 52 years. Grandson Frederick Francis Short, Corporal of the 1st Royal Dragoons, died in South Africa in the Boer War on 26th January 1901 aged 18. The gravestone shows a symbol of crossed swords with a busby as worn by the Hussars. The busby, complete with red "jelly-bag" hanging over one side, is still part of the ceremonial dress of Hussars today. Photograph courtesy of Julie Cryer.
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Beeston Road, Holbeck Cemetery (Beeston) (3 comments)
Black & White image2004. View of gravestones at Holbeck Cemetery off Beeston Road.
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Bruntcliffe Lane, cemetery (Morley)
Colour imageApril 1961. Monumental sculptor Mr. Jimmy Teale at work on a gravestone close to Bruntcliffe Lane roadside. He has carved the additional letters on the marble and is in the process of picking them out by filling the grooves up with lead. Mr. Teale worked from a base near the Nelson Inn at the Prospect, which was a wooden hut that had originally belonged to Richard Simpson, a photographer of Morley scenes. In the background of this photograph can be seen the railway embankment and the bridge that took the line across Bruntcliffe Lane. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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