John Bengsson

Conservation Assessment

Name(s):

  • John Bengsson (d. 1739)

Inscription:

In Memory of
John Bengsson
who departed

this life June ye 12 1739
Aged 58 years.

Type of Marker: Headstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, loss, sugaring
Elements Missing or Compromised: Missing top portion of marker
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks, resetting

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Fair
Legible Inscription: Fair
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 205
Historic Number: 271
Ledger Book: Page 38, Number 256
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 16
Marker Width (in): 14
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1
Axis Tilt Lean Direction: Side
Axis Tilt Lean Degree: 5-15 degrees

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.