SNT Misc - Alecock's Grave (PMed)

SHER Number:SNT Misc
Name:Alecock's Grave (PMed)
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 96 73
Parish:STANTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Summary

Reputed to be the grave of William Alecock from Market Weston who committed suicide in C18 and according to tradition was buried at the crossroads of Bury Lane and Wyken Road (parish boundary with Bardwell).

Monument Types

  • BURIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Designated Status: none recorded

Description

Reputed to be the grave of William Alecock from Market Weston who committed suicide in C18 and according to tradition was buried at the crossroads of Bury Lane and Wyken Road (parish boundary with Bardwell). On the NE corner of Bury Lane there is a cemented stone 4 1/2 feet x 3 1/2 feet raised slightly above ground level which is thought to mark the grave (S1). Basil Brown says original name was Apes Cross (S2).

Sources and Further Reading

[S1]SSF50032 - Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL97SE6.
[M1]SSF50035 - Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive : volume.
[S2]SSF50035 - Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XII, 72.
Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2013 9:55AM
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