Saint Richard of Droitwich
The octagonal brick base comprises of two levels - the upper section being of a depth of one brick. This is surmounted by an octagonal stone pedestal on which the above plaques are attached. Above is the statue of St Richard in his bishop's vestments in an attitude of blessing. However, most of his hands are missing, so his actual gesture is unclear.
6 plaques around the octagonal base in black incised writing.
At front inscriptions read:
'ABOUT 1250AD/WHEN THE BRINE FAILED/ST RICHARD BLESSED/THE GREAT UPWICH PIT/NEAR THIS SPOT'
'ST RICHARD/OF DROITWICH/BORN IN DROITWICH/1197 A.D./BISHOP OF CHICHESTER/1246-1253/CANONIZED 1262 A.D.'
'ERECTED 1935/TO CELEBRATE THE/SILVER JUBILEE/OF THE REIGN/OF HIS MAJESTY/ KING GEORGE V/ J.A. PITWAY/MAYOR'
At back inscriptions read: 'SAINT/THANKS BE TO THEE/MY LORD JESUS CHRIST/FOR ALL THE BENEFITS/WHICH THOU HAST/GIVEN ME.'
'RICHARD'S/ FOR ALL THE PAINS AND/ INSULTS THOU HAST/BORN FOR ME O MOST/MERCIFUL REDEEMER/FRIEND AND BROTHER'
'PRAYER/MAY I KNOW THEE MORE/CLEARLY, LOVE THEE/MORE DEARLY AND/FOLLOW THEE MORE/NEARLY.'
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