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The Holroyd family gravestone

By Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Jan 13 2019 02:07PM

Grave number 238 was the final resting place of Benjamin William Holroyd, spirit merchant of Halifax who passed away 15th September 1854, aged 39. Other interments in 238, included his infant son Charles Hoyle in 1844; his wife Emily in 1848; his mother-in-law Catherine Ackroyd in 1863 and father Kershaw Holroyd in 1867.

Kershaw Holroyd, photographed by E. Gregson, Waterhouse Street, Halifax
Kershaw Holroyd, photographed by E. Gregson, Waterhouse Street, Halifax

The headstone on the Holroyd family grave was laid down many years ago and a recent inspection revealed this monument was badly delaminated. Unfortunately, the delamination allowed grass and other weeds to undermine the loose surface stone.

Before: the condition of the headstone laid down on the Holroyd grave
Before: the condition of the headstone laid down on the Holroyd grave

Recently, the roots and top growth have been removed and the loose sections of stone have been cemented in place to stop any further degradation.


Holroyd headstone after clearance of vegetation & cementing in loose stones
Holroyd headstone after clearance of vegetation & cementing in loose stones

The result may not look pretty but hopefully the headstone will remain in its present state without further deterioration for some time to come.




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