Category Archives: Rest Garden

The Great Clearances

The growth of the dead will mirror the growth of the living, and as the population of Brighthelmston increased so did the old ground around the church. Expansion peaked in the 19th century, with the northern extension opening in 1825 and the … Continue reading

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The Bound Man

Location: St Nicolas Rest Garden.  Lowered box tomb with all inscripted text illegible. Likely date 1841 – 1854 The tomb is decorated with four heraldic shields – motto unreadable. Each shield rests on the carved figure of a man bound and … Continue reading

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