Middle – Row 2 – 1 – Wood


(On north wall next to roadway) – Erected in memory of WILLIAM WOOD Seed Merchant in Coldstream who died 2nd March 1848 aged 38 years.


Wm Wood “1841 Census” born Scotland, occupation Seed Merchant and he lived at Market Street East Side. The History Society was alerted in the week beginning 25 June 2012 that the same headstone could be found in Henderson Park. Coping stones had fallen from the eastern wall onto the path of the Blue Bell steps, leading to the River Tweed, and one was found to be largely unbroken. It was found to have text on it similar to the William Wood headstone in Lennel Kirkyard. Permission was granted from the Council to move it up beside the Lennel headstone and visitors can find it lying against the north wall, beside the Lennel-version headstone, that's if you can wade through the long grass (hint, hint Council). Discussion has taken place as to why a headstone would be used as a coping stone and one comment received is that the coping stone could have been used as a 'practice run' for the Lennel version because it's the same size and with the same text. 

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