Memorial Inscription

This site here records the following inscription as found in Bourton on the Water.
(The transcriber has mistakenly written 25 instead of 52 and lopped ten years of Beddome's age).
Benjamin BEDDOME, 1717-1785
For 25 years Pastor of the Baptist Chapel
Bourton on the Water, interred near the spot where the
Chapel formerly stood.
The stone was erected by his Great Grandchildren

The info was gathered by Alf Beard in April 2007. They appear to be "survivors" from the burial ground which surrounded the former Baptist Chapel, built in 1701 and since demolished. The inscriptions can be identified as some are listed in Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses, Gloucestershire, published in 1986. The former burial ground is adjacent to the Cemetery, and surrounded by a stone wall.

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