Whilst many of the monuments in the Graves of Historical Interest page are of architectural interest themselves, there are many other fine monuments primarily located along the Hawthorn and Long Walks which are of significant architectural interest. Please find descriptions and pictures of these various monuments detailed below.
Large Portland stone female figure depicted in grief holding a wreath draped over a Grecian urn with acanthus plant designs.
On top of this memorial stands a hound on his master’s cloak. It is believed the sculpture depicts the distressed dog found at the shoreline where its master drowned.
Four Portland stone fluted columns with iconic capitals that support a canopy and a covering slab that house a Portland stone draped funerary urn on a pedestal.
Miniature temple that consists of a large three tier granite base surmounted by ten Tuscan columns of Portland stone. The columns support an entablature and a covering slab that houses a marble sarcophagus. It is one of the most prominent monuments in the Cemetery.
The pedestal on top of the tapered walls at one stage supported a bell with a chain running from it into the vault. This was erected with the purpose of allowing a lady who was interred (and who had a fear of being buried alive) to ring the bell if she awoke.
Small pyramid topped tomb with a small skull rendered in full relief above a carved doorway, a Victorian symbol of mortality.
An elaborately carved Celtic cross with intricate Celtic designs. The most striking feature of this memorial is the intertwining serpent motif on the horizontal axis of the cross.
A small granite neo-Egyptian vault with tapered sides. There are three decorative wreaths above the carved doorway.
A Portland carved statue of a woman in reflective grief with her right elbow resting on a funerary urn. Her left hand is holding an open tablet. Note the small fine olive tree engraving on the urn’s pedestal.
A carved white memorial depicting a Ship’s capstan, rope and raised anchor, partially covered by drapes
Please note that this vault is located on the second line of vaults on the north side of the long walk, metres from the Dunn memorial.
A gabled Portland chest tomb with slender flaming torches at either side. On the top of the memorial is a Masonic skull inside a Star of David motif and winged cherub head motifs at the edges.
A large Portland stone urn sitting atop a tapered pedestal with elaborate carved drapes almost reaching the pedestal’s base.
A neo-Egyptian granite vault that consists of a tall centrepiece with tapered sides, positioned between two side pieces.
A marble Latin cross adorned with an elaborately carved funeral sheaf that sits atop the vault.
A large semi-circular Romanesque arch with three levels of ornate chevron carving enclosing the inscription panel. The pillars have foliated motifs at the base.
Please note that this memorial is located at the corner intersection of the Long Walk and the Low Walk.
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