Plaque

Bedford's Chiswick wall

Erection date: 1623

Inscription

This wall was made at y charges of y right honorable & truelie pious Lorde Francis Russell, Earle of Bedford out of true zeale & care for y keeping of this church yard and y wardrobe of Goddes saints whose bodies lay therein buryed from violating by swine & other prophanation so witnesseth William Walker, v. AD 1623

{Below on a stone added later:}
Rebuilt 1831 + refaced in 1884

 Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society confirms our link to the 4th Earl.

Site: St Nicholas, Chiswick (3 memorials)

W4, Church Street, St Nicholas church

Referring to our photo: the text of the war memorial is below the feet of the crucifix. Bedford's plaque is on the east wall of the church facing the road, around the corner behind the tall white bollard. The plaque about the flood is low down, immediately to the right of the entrance through which the purple-haired lady has disappeared (we were a bit slow with the camera).

Seems odd to have a flood marker at ankle height but, of course, the road slopes down to the river, steeply.

The church have a page giving the history of the building: starting in 1181. Apart from the tower, it was rebuilt in 1882-4, architect, John Loughborough Pearson.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bedford's Chiswick wall

Subjects commemorated i

Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford

In 1631 commissioned Inigo Jones to build the residential square at Covent Ga...

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Rev. William Walker

Vicar of St Nicholas Chiswick at least during 1623 - 29.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bedford's Chiswick wall

Also at this site i

Flood 1928 - Chiswick

Flood 1928 - Chiswick

On the 7th January 1928 the abnormal flood reached this height -> Brentfor...

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St Nicholas war memorial

St Nicholas war memorial

The "grant them...." phrase comes from a Roman Catholic prayer.

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