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JOSEPH THOMPSON HEADSTONE

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: JOSEPH THOMPSON HEADSTONE

List entry Number: 1138040

Location

JOSEPH THOMPSON HEADSTONE, HEADSTONE LANE

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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Workington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Dec-1985

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 72270

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

NY 02 NW WORKINGTON HEADSTONE LANE (North side) High Harrington

6/47 Joseph Thompson Headstone

II

Roadside headstone. Calciferous sandstone slab with rounded top inscribed JOSEPH THOMPSON MAY HERE BE FOUND, WHO WOULD NOT LY IN CONSECRATED GROUND, DIED MAY YE 31 1745, AGED 63 WHEN HE WAS ALIVE. After an argument with the Vicar of Harrington Church, Thompson vowed never to set foot in the church again and on his death-bed requested to be buried at midnight in the middle of Scaw Moor. When the land was enclosed and the headstone proved an obstacle, it was moved to its present roadside position. See William Whellan, History of Cumberland & Westmorland, 1860, 483.

Listing NGR: NY0097225902

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Whellan, W, History of Cumberland and Westmorland, (1860), 483

National Grid Reference: NY 00972 25902

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