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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Wigan
Town
Swinley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1679
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45380
Current location

Junction of Monument Road and Wigan Lane
Monument Rd
Swinley
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN1 2LR
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 58501 06652
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plinth surmounted by square column and circular ball. Inscription on side of column. Whole is enclosed by a low brick wall topped by iron railings.
Inscription
NEW INSCRIPTION: AN ACT OF GRATITUDE WHICH CONVEYS THE MEMORY OF SIR THOMAS TYLDESLEY TO POSTERITY. WHO SERVED KING CHARLES THE FIRST, AS LIEUTENANT COLONEL AT EDGEHILL BATTLE, AFTER RAISING REGIMENTS OF HORSE, FOOT AND DRAGOONS, AND OF THE DESPARATE STORMING OF BURTON-ON-TRENT OVER A BRIDGE OF 36 ARCHES, RECEIVED THE HONOUR OF KNIGHTHOOD. HE AFTERWARDS SERVED IN ALL THE WARS IN GREAT COMMAND, WAS GOVERNOR OF LITCHFIELD AND FOLLOWED THE FORTUNE OF THE CROWN THROUGH THE THREE KINGDOMS AND NEVER COMPOUNDED WITH THE REBELS, THOUGH STRONGLY INVESTED. AND ON THE 25TH AUGUST, A.D. 1651 WAS HERE SLAIN, COMMANDING AS MAJOR GENERAL UNDER THE EARL OF DERBY. TO WHOM THE GRATEFUL ERECTOR ALEXANDER RIGBY ESQ. WAS CORNET WHEN HE WAS HIGH SHERIFF OF THIS COUNTY A.D. 1679. PLACED THIS HIGH OBLIGATION ON THE WHOLE OF THE FAMILY OF THE TYLDESLEYS, TO FOLLOW THE NOBLE EXAMPLE OF THEIR LOYAL ANCESTER (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN) OLD INSCRIPTION: AN ACT OF GRATITUDE ERECTED THIS MONUMENT, AND/ CONVEIGHS THE/ MEMORY OF SIR THOMAS TYLDESLEY TO POSTERITY,/ WHO SERVED K. C. 1ST AS LEFT. COL. AT EDGEHILL BATTELL,/ AFTER RAISED/ REGIMENTS OF HORSE, FOOT AND DRAGOONS,/ AND FOR THE DESPARATE STORMING BURTON-ON-TRENT,/ OVER A BRIDGE OF 36 ARCHES,/ RECEIVED THE HONOUR OF KNIGHTHOOD./ HE AFTERWARDS SERVED IN ALL THE WARRS IN GREAT COMMAND,/ WAS GOVERNOUR (SIC) OF LITCHFIELD,/ AND FOLLOWED THE FORTUNE OF THE CROWN THROUGH THE 3/ KINGDOMS. WOULD NEVER COMPOUND WITH THE REBELS, THOUGH STRONGLY/ INVESTED,/ AND ON THE 25TH AUG., 1651,/ WAS HERE SLAIN, COMMANDING AS MAJOR GENERAL UNDER/ THE E. OF DERBY,/ TO WHOM THE GRATEFUL ERECTOR,/ ALEX. RIGBY, ESQ., WAS CORNET,/ AND WHEN HE WAS HIGH SHERIFF OF THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER,/ ANNO 1679, PLACED THIS HIGH OBLIGATION/ ON THE WHOLE FAMILY OF THE TYLDESLEYS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
1886: MEMROIAL WAS TAKEN DOWN, RESTORED AND RE-ERECTED BY WIGAN COPORATION
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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