This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

MAINPRISE TOMB CIRCA 10 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST JAMES

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MAINPRISE TOMB CIRCA 10 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST JAMES

List entry Number: 1121614

Location

MAINPRISE TOMB CIRCA 10 METRES SOUTH WEST OF CHURCH OF ST JAMES

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

County:

District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Hamsterley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111877

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

HAMSTERLEY HAMSTERLEY NZ13SW 11/75 (inset) Mainprise tomb circa 10 metes south-west of Church of St. James GV II

Headstone. Circa 1785 to John Mainprise of South-side and members of his family to 1820. Sandstone ashlar slab c. 1.4 metres high, with shaped top. Pecked top panel with low-relief paired skulls under winged head and crown with motto ITA VITA. Acanthus and palm leaves at sides over incised scrolled wing heads flanking Greek inscription. Long, well-cut inscription begins 'What lies buried & neglected/beneath your feet contiguous to this Stone/was formerly JOHN MAINPRISE'. Rear inscription in Hebrew and verse 'Consider Man weigh well they Frame/The King the Beggar are the Same/Dust form'd us all, each breathes his Day, Then sinks into his native Clay'. Eroded line of Greek below, and inscriptions to other members of family.

Listing NGR: NZ1271230882

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: NZ 12712 30882

Map

Map
© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1121614 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 15-Aug-2018 at 11:59:28.

End of official listing