JOSEPH THOMPSON HEADSTONE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1138040

Date first listed: 13-Dec-1985

Statutory Address: JOSEPH THOMPSON HEADSTONE, HEADSTONE LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: JOSEPH THOMPSON HEADSTONE, HEADSTONE LANE

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

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale (District Authority)

Parish: Workington

National Grid Reference: NY 00972 25902

Summary

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 72270

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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