Memorial to John and Charles Spearing, by Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867)
Spearing Memorial Spearing Memorial

Memorial to John and Charles Spearing by Edward Hodges Baily (1768-1867). c. 1831. Marble: a rather conventional neoclassical memorial tablet showing a female figure leaning on the pedestal of an urn. The memorial is at St Mary's, the parish church of Potterne in Wiltshire. It is hard to read the inscription, but John gets the lion's share of it, and his part ends with the information that the memorial was raised by "his tenants and (?) dependents." At the side of the base is the inscription “E. H. Baily, R.A./ Sculp. London 1843” [Click here for an image of it; click on the other images on this page to enlarge them.]

Photographs and text by Tim Willasey-Wilsey, with some slight additions by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


"Church of St Mary, a Grade I Listed Building in Potterne, Wiltshire." British Listed Buildings. Web. 12 December 2022.

Created 12 December 2022