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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Lambeth
Town
West Norwood
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Colonial India
Maker
Regent's Canal Ironworks (Founder / Foundry)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57556
Current location

Grave 1,669
square 63.
West Norwood Cemetery
Norwood High Street
West Norwood
Lambeth
Greater London
SE27 9JU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 320 720
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Grave monument to the Grissell family in the form of an octagonal iron tomb with gothic tre-foil blind arches in-filled with tablets bearing the inscriptions. Arches are flanked by pilasters surmounted by angel figures. As well as commemorating members of the family buried in the grave, the monument commemorates Lt Colonel James Grissell (1803-1864), 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment and his brother Major Charles Grissell (1805-1855), 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment, both of whom died in India and are buried there.
Inscription
(exact inscription unknown)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Grade II listed. 2011: Originally painted, the paint has peeled from much of the tomb and rusting has taken place. The base is broken in places and stone crumbling. Inscription weathered on tablets. 1980s: Original surrounding railings removed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference

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