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BAPTIST CHAPEL MEMORIALS - Cossington Road

The Baptist Chapel was registered as a place of worship in 1818 for a group of General Baptists, an offshoot of the Rothley Baptist congregation. A burial ground is shown here on the earliest ordnance survey map of 1884. The existing memorials cover a period of over fifty years ending with the Cooper monument in 1881. The listings here are from a survey that I conducted in 2004, predating the reconstruction of the chapel in early 2007.

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Sileby Baptist Chapel, 2007 :

Location of Memorials BP1-BP5

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Sileby Baptist Chapel, 2004 :

Front Yard BP6

 

BP1

[Right side : South]

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
EDWARD COOPER OF SILEBY HOUSE,
WHO DIED OCTOBER 17TH 1877, AGED 59 YEARS.

ALSO OF ANN COOPER, WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 18TH 1881,
AGED 59 YEARS

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[Left side : North]

AND OF THEIR SON
GEORGE HARLEY COOPER
WHO DIED OCTR 21ST 1869
AGED 28 YEARS

THY WILL BE DONE

A Raised Ledger Monument

BP2

IN
AFFEC[TIO]NATE
REM[EMBR]ANCE
[OF]
WILL[IAM] [O]SWIN
WHO [                                 ] 1868
[                                  ]

A [                                         ] FRIEND
WA[                                             ] END
HE [                                             ]AVE
A [                                               ]AVE

 

W.SILL[                ]             MANSFIELD

A sandstone memorial whose inscription is largely illegible due to weathering

BP3

Sacred
to the Memory of
JOSIAH, ELDEST SON OF
John Taylor
who died Decr 31st 1856 ;
Aged 22 Years

 

My rose was crop'd when in its bloom
My morning sun went down at noon :
Therefore prepare whilst you have time,
Death cut me down just in my prime.

 

SWAIN, BARROW

BP4

IN
Affectionate Remembrance of
William Bassett

LATE OF SEAGRAVE

WHO FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS

ON THE 20th OCTOBER 1866

AGED 73 YEARS

 

He rests from his labours, and though

being dead yet speaketh

 

GRUNDY, LO’B’R’O

BP5

Erected
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
JAMES HUTCHINSON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOVR 22ND 1846 :
AGED 77 YEARS

 

Mourn not dear friends at my decease
With Christ I have made my peace,
Life is uncertain, death is sure;
Sin gave the wound and Christ the cure.

 

W.CARRINGTON, ...LOUGHBOROUGH .

 

 

​BP6

Designed
AS A TOKEN OF AFFECTION
TO THE MEMORY OF
Elizabeth & William Thorman
A DEAR DEPARTED MOTHER,
AND
MUCH LAMENTED BROTHER :
THE FORMER EXCHANGED MORTALITY FOR
Immortality
ON THE 27TH OF MAY, 1823 ; IN HER 70TH YEAR :
AND THE LATTER
SURVIVED HER ABOUT SEVEN YEARS, WHEN
HE WAS SEIZED WITH A SEVERE AFFLICTION
WHICH ISSUED IN HIS DISSOLUTION IN A FEW DAYS ;
HE DIED, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1830.
AGED 33 YEARS :

MUCH RESPECTED, ESPECIALLY BY HIS BELOVED
SISTER SARAH, WITH WHOM HE HAD SPENT THE
FEW LAST YEARS OF HIS LIFE. AND AT WHOSE
REQUEST, THIS MEMORIAL IS
INSCRIBED.

"Every one that loveth, is born of God, and
knoweth God."

 

HACK
ENGR LOUGHBRO'

In the front yard of the building against the north wall

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