This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
EGLINGHAM EGLINGHAM VILLAGE NU 1019 (South side, off) 19/172 Crisp headstone 1.5 metres south of east end of chancel of Church of St. Maurice GV II
Headstone, 1722. Sandstone. Gable-topped stone with raised ornament on edge and sunk arched panel flanked by pilasters; inscription to Samual Crisp, son of Richard Crisp of Hedgely, above verse:
Affliction Sore with Patie nce Borne Physition was in Wain til Death Gave Ease When God Did please to Free him From his paine.
Reverse has sunk triangular panel with central stylised mask flanked by death's head and crossed bones.
An early version of the ubiquitous rhyme.
Listing NGR: NU1062819455
Copyright IoE Mr Peter Oakley Clarke. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Clarke, Peter Oakley
Rights Holder: Clarke, Peter Oakley
Sandstone, Stuart Gravestone, Georgian Religious Ritual And Funerary, Grave Marker, Funerary Site