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Ryde Cemetery

Mr Thomas Hellyer

Title: Mr
Forenames: Thomas
Surnames: Hellyer
Date of Death: 18/03/1894
Burial Date: 22/03/1894
Age at Death Years: 82
Grave Type: Marked
Map Reference Number: RSHG 008 B1
Plot Number: Ryde Old Cemetery Section M Plots 1762 & 1763
Grave Description: Raised walled grave, with peon top on tiled ledger slab, very ornate and unusual shaped cross at west end. Restoration has revealed that Thomas Hellyer is included in a very faint inscription on the south face of the grave.

Grave Condition Description: The grave had been overgrown for many years, and was cleared in 2005 just enough to reveal the inscription and the ornate tiled top. The tiles from the south side of the grave are all missing, but they are intact on the north side. The cross is held in place by the ivy and appears to be cracked. This grave really needs restoring but RSHG has now left it to become overgrown again as this should help protect it. Update in February 2009 the grave was cleared by a workgroup, the cross from the top of the monument seems to have disappeared. Recent restoration has revealed the grave.

Old Website Grave ID: 1219

Inscription:

On the monument

I AM
THE RESURRECTION
AND THE LIFE

South top

IN MEMORY OF HARRIET, WIFE OF THOMAS HELLYER, WHO ENTERED INTO REST JULY 7TH 1889 AGED 79 YEARS

South side

IT IS SOWN IN DISHONOUR, IT IS RAISED IN GLORY, IT IS SOWN IN A NATURAL BODY, IT IS RAISED IN A SPIRITUAL BODY

East end

+ HH

Faint inscription on south face

* * * THOMAS HELLYER * * *

Photographs:

Janette Gregson
Hellyer tomb Feb 2009
Photographer: Janette Gregson
Janette Gregson
Hellyer tomb May 2009
Photographer: Janette Gregson
Hellyer's Drawing of Oakfield School, School Street, Oakfield
Janette Gregson
Hellyer tomb
Photographer: Janette Gregson
Janette Gregson
Hellyer as found 2003
Photographer: Janette Gregson
Janette Gregson
Harriet Hellyer monogram
Photographer: Janette Gregson
Janette Gregson
Hellyer tiles
Photographer: Janette Gregson
Hellyer's plan for the extension of St John's Oakfield

Related Documents:

PDF file: Chronology of major works by Thomas Hellyer (1811-1894) researched by Geraint Franklin of English Heritage
PDF file: Life summary Thomas Hellyer
PDF file: Directory; Census; Obituary.
PDF file: Death Notice Isle of Wight Express newspaper
PDF file: Short biography

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