Due to your excellent research, months ago, I certainly do know, now, that a stone can be removed from a burial plot inside a church and moved outside, whilst the body remains inside, because it happened to my ancestor, and you proved it to me. Thank you for that.
It seems that because of James Goringï¿½s wonderful photographs of St Oswalds and St Cuthberts, and Don pointing out that the brickwork is/was Flemish Bond, that we can now safely eliminate St Oswalds and St Cuthberts from our investigation, which leaves us with St Johns as the place the wall stood that held the plaque, which reliable information tells us surrounded the Vicarage.
The next question is, was the dated stone specifically for the Vicarage, or was it placed there from the church, at a later date?
My next question is, can a building (St Johns Church) that was converted from Ellison Hall that already has a foundation stone, have a new foundation stone? Maybe after conversion it becomes a separate entity. If so, then both the church and the vicarage might have been given new foundation stones. I e-mailed St Johns church, asking if the church has its own foundation stone, and I am awaiting a reply.
Stan, I think it's marvellous that we can all get together on the board and help each other to solve problems like this.
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