George Corson (1829–1910)
His modest grave stone which is Grade II listed, is granite in the form of a Celtic ring cross with 5 bosses. Raised lettering in a sunken plaque on the base reads –
‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ GEORGE CORSON/ ARCHITECT/ SON OF JAMES CORSON/ OF BEREHOLM, DUMFRIES/ NOV 18th 1910, AGED 80/ GOD IS LOVE’. On the right return of the base: ‘HARRIOT MARY/ GOUGH CORSON/ HIS WIFE/ DIED MAY 4th 1928/ AGED 77 YEARS/ AT REST’.
Ethel Preston (1861-1911)
Grade II Listed Memorial 1911. Italian marble life-sized statue standing under a classical porch with composite columns supporting entablature, cornice and balustraded parapet; black marble panelled doors slightly ajar, reputed to be a replica of the entrance to her home, The Grange, Beeston (now demolished)
Inscription on right plinth: ‘TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ ETHEL/ WIFE OF WALTER PRESTON/OF THE GRANGE BEESTON/ DIED MARCH 24th 1911 AGED 50 YEARS’
And on left plinth: ‘TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ WALTER/ HUSBAND OF EMILY
AND THE LATE ETHEL PRESTON/ DIED OCT 24th 1930’.
Arthur Currer Briggs (1855-1906)
The Grade II listed memorial by William Hamo Thornycroft is of Portland stone surmounted by a bronze plaque depicting a seed sower being watched over by an angel. A shallow triangular pediment above is inscribed Fortiter et Fideliter (Boldly and Faithfully). The inscription reads- ‘ARTHVR CVRRER BRIGGS/ BORN AT OVTWOOD HALL WAKEFIELD JVLY 23. 1855/ DIED AT GLEDHOW GRANGE LEEDS AVGVST 31. 1906/ AGED 51 YEARS./ ALSO HELEN HIS WIFE/ BORN MAY 23. 1860/ DIED NOVEMBER 17. 1936’. ‘ An inscription on the rear: ‘LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LEEDS 1903-04/ ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF LEEDS 1904-06/ CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HENRY BRIGGS & COMPANY LTD/ WHITWOOD COLLIERIES NORMANTON/. THIS MONUMENT PLACED TO HIS DEAR MEMORY BY HIS WIFE HELEN AND CHILDREN DOROTHY, REGINALD MARTIN, DONALD HENRY./ HAMO THORNYCROFT RA SCULPSIT 1908’.
Sam Wilson (1851–1918)
The Grade II listed memorial to Sam Wilson is by Edward Caldwell Spruce and is of black marble with bronze figures of Faith, Hope and Benevolence. The memorial reads ‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ SAM WILSON JP OF LEEDS/ BORN JAN 16th 1851/ DIED DEC 13th 1918/ AND OF/ ANN WILSON/ HIS BELOVED WIFE/ BORN FEB 27th 1862/ DIED FEB 27th 1931/ ‘MORS JANUA VITAE”(Death, the gate to life).