AUTHOR OF THE
OBT. 31ST AUGT. 1688,
On the other side of the path, just several paces away, are two more monuments:
'THIS MONUMENT IS THE RESULT OF AN APPEAL
IN THE "CHRISTIAN WORLD" NEWSPAPER
TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF ENGLAND, FOR FUNDS
TO PLACE A SUITABLE MEMORIAL UPON THE GRAVE
IT REPRESENTS THE UNITED CONTRIBUTIONS
OF SEVENTEEN HUNDRED PERSONS.
And right next to Defoe's grave is this monument.
'NEAR BY LIE THE REMAINS OF
1757 –– 1827
AND OF HIS WIFE
1762 –– 1831'
Blake's grave is in fact about 60 feet away from this memorial stone: originally Blake's grave was unmarked, although in 1927, to commemorate the centenary of his death, this stone was placed over his grave. However, the stone was moved here in 1965 when the lawns were created. The Friends of William Blake are now petitioning for a stone to be erected over his grave, and the extremely detailed seven-page link below describes exactly where it is.