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|ArtistMaker:||W. OXLEY & Son|
|TitleOfWork:||Lund Hill mining memorial|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||View of corner of the churchyard, looking over the valley|
|Location:||All Saints' Churchyard overlooking the River Dearne|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: A tall dark obelisk mounted on a pedestal and base, resting on two steps, located at the edge of the churchyard above a slope to the River Dearne.
Each face of the plinth has an outstanding inscribed surface. Above the upper lip of the plinth there is a small floral wreath and scroll on each side of the monument.
Inscriptions: There are biblical texts on all four faces of the plinth; the front of the monument also contains the following: "ERECTED / TO COMMEMORATE THE / LUNDHILL EXPLOSION / OF FEBRUARY 19TH 1857, / IN WHICH / ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY NINE / MEN AND BOYS LOST THEIR LIVES; / OF WHOSE BODIES, / ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX / ARE BURIED / NEAR THIS PLACE. / "PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD." / AMOS.IV.12."
Inscriptions on the other faces are:
" "THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS / SON CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN" / JOHN.I.7. "
" "IF WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED / AND ROSE AGAIN, EVEN SO THEM / ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL / GOD BRING WITH HIM." / 1 THESSALONIANS.IV.14. "
" "HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE / NEGLECT SO GREAT SALVATION?" / HEBREWS.II.3. "
On the horizontal surface of one of the steps is the signature: " W. OXLEY of Barnsley"
Commission: Commemorates the Lund Hill Explosion of 1857, when 189 men and boys were killed.
Questions: When was this monument installed?
Who designed it and when?
What was the cost and how was the money raised?