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

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1121614

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1987

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

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Location

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

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

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Hamsterley

National Grid Reference: NZ 12712 30882

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History

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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

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