Plate showing the tombs of Ralph Gell and Anthony Gell in Wirksworth Chruch, c 1800
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The inscription at the bottom reads:
To Philip Gell of Hopton Esq:
This plate of the Tombs of his Ancesteror in the church of Wirksworth, and of the Arms of his family is gratefully inscribed by his obligued and obedient servant Tho Blore.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.