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SANDY HILL CEMETERY 

 

Original mixed media piece NOT a print. You will receive the piece unframed.

 

This piece glows under UV light.

 

The history of Sandy Hill Cemetery in Prescott, Ontario.

 

Watercolour, acrylic gouache, fabric, rhinestones, gel pen, and glitter on watercolour paper.

 

5 x 7 inches

 

TEXT FROM PIECE:

 

c. 1783 Major Edward Jessup became of “Sand Hill”

 

it was part of the OG grant he got after the Revolutionary War

 

before 1830, the top of the hill was the Jessups family burial plot

 

the first burial was of Simeon Covell who died 1798 

 

in 1830 Edward III left “Sand Hill” to the town of Prescott to be used for burial grounds for all churches 

 

the front south side is home to an unmarked mass grave of cholera victims from 1831-1832, It is said this is when it came into use

 

by the end of the 1800s it was crowded with graves so trustees purchased more land to the west

 

 in 1929 more land was purchased and gates were added and by 1935 it had expanded to its current size

 

on July 8 1967 stairs made of stone were built up the hill to Jessup graves

 

the cemetery was transcribed in 1981

 

due to the rising maintenance costs the churches turned it over to the town of Prescott in 2010

"Sandy Hill Cemetery" original mixed media piece

C$50.00Price
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