BRASS TOMB APPROXIMATELY 4 METRES SOUTH OF CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1121438

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1988

Statutory Address: BRASS TOMB C.4 METRES SOUTH OF CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, FRONT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: BRASS TOMB C.4 METRES SOUTH OF CHANCEL OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, FRONT STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Spennymoor

National Grid Reference: NZ 26239 31457

Summary

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History

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Details

NZ 23 SE, 6/44 (inset)

SPENNYMOOR FRONT STREET (North side) Kirk Merrington

Brass tomb c.4 metres south of chancel of Church of St. John the Evangelist

GV

II

Chest tomb. To 3 children, John, Jane and Elizabeth Brass, murdered 1683; tomb restored 1789 'by subscription', in reality by George Wood. Sandstone ashlar; slab with moulded edges on roll-moulded corner slabs, with rusticated panels in style of coursed masonry. Long inscription records murder by their father's servant, Andrew Mills, and his execution and hanging in chains, and ends Reader remember Sleeping/we were Slain And here we sleep till we must/rise again Whoso sheddeth Man's Blood By Man shall his Blood be shed Thou shalt do no murder

Word 'executed" scatched out, supposedly by the culprit's family.

Source: W. Fordyce, History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham, 1857, Vol. I, p.581.

Note. Fragment of stone inside church bears part of the original inscription.

Listing NGR: NZ2623931457

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 112251

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Fordyce, W, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham, (1857), 581

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