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Anna Kingsford’s Grave

           A Quotation on Anna Kingsford’s Grave:
          “Not thinking the end so near, A. (Algernon) had returned to his duties some days before it came. She had then, of her own accord, renounced her intention of being cremated, her sole reason being to spare A. (Algernon) the difficulty and possible annoyance which her persistence might cause him. He had readily consented to her wishes, and had received her instructions respecting the spot in which she wished to be laid. This was a spot in Atcham Churchyard, on the edge of the Severn’s bank, above the reach of floods, in view of the vicarage windows, and where we had been wont to stroll, gathering herbs for her pets, or watching the sunset gleaming on the river. It was through her own extraordinary love of circumstantial detail that the design to be cremated was abandoned (…) and followed by a regular funeral in the ordinary style at Atcham, to avoid offending the prejudices of the rustic population of his parish, who would inevitably visit their disapprobation on A. (Algernon).” (pp. 358-359)
[Anna Kingsford – Her Life, Letters, Diary and Work. John M. Watkins, London, 1913. 3rd. Edition, edited by Samuel H. Hart. Vol. II, 466 pp.]
 

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Atcham is a small town near Shrewsbury, which is highlighted in the above map.
 Click in the map to see it in a greater size.

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The map above shows how to get to Atcham, from Shrewsbury.
Click in the map to see it in a greater size.

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Anna Kingsfords grave (Life of Anna Kingsford, vol. II, p. 363).

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[All the photographs below are from September, 2006.]

 

Picture of Anna Kingsfords grave taken from a similar angle to the one in the above picture.

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Picture of Anna Kingsfords grave, St. Eatas Church graveyard, Atcham.

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Picture of Anna Kingsfords grave.

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Picture of Anna Kingsfords grave, at a distance, in the center of the photograph.

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Graveyard of St. Eatas Church, Atcham.

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Graveyard of St. Eatas Church.

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Graveyard of St. Eatas Church.

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St. Eatas Church, Atcham.

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St. Eatas Church.

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St. Eatas Church, Atcham, with the old vicarage at the back.

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           The old vicarage, which today comprises two private homes. The vicarage was sold several years ago.

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The old vicarage.

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The old vicarage.

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The old bridge on the river Severn at Atcham, very near St. Eatas Church.

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The old bridge on the river Severn at Atcham.

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The old bridge on the river Severn at Atcham.

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The old bridge on the river Severn at Atcham.

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The banks of the river Severn by St. Eatas churchyard, at Atcham.

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The banks of the river Severn by St. Eatas churchyard.

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The banks of the river Severn by St. Eatas churchyard.

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Anna Kingsfords grave seen from the banks of the Severn.

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Anna Kingsfords grave seen from the banks of the Severn.

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Detail of Anna Kingsfords grave.

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Detail of Anna Kingsfords grave.

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Detail of Anna Kingsfords grave.

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Detail of Anna Kingsfords grave.

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Detail of Anna Kingsfords grave.

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Anna Kingsford’s grave looking towards the Church.

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Anna Kingsford’s grave looking towards the Church.

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Anna Kingsfords grave looking from behind towards the graveyard.

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Anna Kingsfords grave looking from St. Eatas Church.

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Anna Kingsfords grave looking to the banks of the river Severn.

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A corner of St. Eatas Church graveyard, looking to the neighbouring fields.

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Another view of Anna Kingsfords grave, St. Eatas Church graveyard.

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St. Eatas Church cemetery.