GREAT GONERBY LINCOLNSHIRE
CHURCH OF ST SEBASTIAN
Church Post Code NG31 8LB
There is just a single Vale of Belvoir Angel gravestone in the church grounds here; this one being to the wonderfully named Spirian Wilson.
The hour glass and crossed bones are included here, reminding the onlooker that Man is mortal and will die.
The stone reads 'Here lies ye body of Spirian son of Spirian Wilson He died May ye 15th 1719 aged 23 year'
'He loved peace and quietness he who here interr'd lies his reward is eternal bliss above the starry skys'
Al always, the carving of the angel is exceptional. The mason here though had a real problem with the name Spirian Wilson, with letters being missed out and added above, on both Christian and surname.