Lewis Gillingham (1808-1870)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Lewis Gillingham (1808-1870)
Inscription:

“He was a Good Man.”
Lewis Gillingham
Born Nov. 5th 1808

died Sept. 13th 1870
Erected by the Sunday Schools
of Gloria Dei Church,
as a tribute of their
affection and appreciation
of his faithfulness unto death

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Date of Marker (estimate): 1870
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, sugaring, sunken
Comments: buried footstone base found
Elements Missing or Compromised: missing footstone
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, raising

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

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 76
Historic Number: 423
Ledger Book Number: 125
Cemetery Section: 4
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 44
Marker Width (in): 23
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 8

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.