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Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

Posted: 10 Oct 2018, 16:50
by Tony Pratt
According to Spinage "After the Plague was over 'a number of memorial stones and placques [sic] were erected around the country' [Spinage, C Cattle Plague:A History (New York, Springer, 2003), 192]. I know about, and have seen, the one at Water Eaton in NE Wiltshire and I am aware of two others, one in Cheshire (Moston) and one in Staffordshire (Mucclestone). I was wondering if anyone knows of any others? Thanks

Re: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 19:20
by Nutmeg
A couple more:

Historic England have a stone listed at Willoughbridge, Newcastle under Lyme, see ... ry/1205676

Murrain stone at Norton in Hales, Shropshire ... rain-Stone

Re: Cattle Plague / Rinderpest Memorials

Posted: 26 Oct 2018, 13:26
by Tony Pratt
Hi Nutmeg,

Thank you very much, I hadn't found these, much appreciated. I recently found that the Mucclestone memorial has been moved, Hall (Hall, Sherwin A The Great Cattle Plague of 1865 Brit Vet Jour (1966). 122) noted that "This memorial stone still stands on a farm in Market Drayton, Shropshire, where the losses of cattle due to the plague were particularly high." The web=based photos of this memorial show it against a building, not free standing as in Hall.

Many thanks