MEMORIAL TO THOMAS LAWSON AND SHELTER AGAINST EAST WALL OF FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND (AT NGR NY 585 215)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1158034
Date first listed:
24-Jun-1987
Statutory Address:
MEMORIAL TO THOMAS LAWSON AND SHELTER AGAINST EAST WALL OF FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND (AT NGR NY 585 215)

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Location

Statutory Address:
MEMORIAL TO THOMAS LAWSON AND SHELTER AGAINST EAST WALL OF FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND (AT NGR NY 585 215)

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Eden (District Authority)
Parish:
Newby
National Grid Reference:
NY 58520 21491

Details

NEWBY NY 52 SE

1/54 Memorial to Thomas Lawson and shelter against east wall of Friends Burial Ground (at NGR NY 585 215)

GV II*

Top of chest tomb re-set against enclosure wall in lean-to shelter; originally erected by one of Lawson's students. Inscribed stone slab; shelter formed by coursed rubble cheeks to either side supporting stone flag over top. Slab c.4 ft high and c.2 1/2 ft wide with inscription in debased Roman capitals: SUB HOC TUMULO JA-/GET CORPUS THOMAE/LAWSON DE MAGNA STORE-/LANDIA LUDIMAGISTER/ET BOTANICUS NON IMPE-/RITUS QUI OBIIT 12 DIE N0-/VEMBER.: ANNO DOMINI/1691. ANNO AETATIS/SUAE 61. Rest of inscription, recording Frances his wife and Jonah his son, is weathered. Thomas Lawson (1630-1691) appears in the Dictionary of National Biography (XXXII, 297); he was said to be the most noted herbalist in England of his time with several English plants first being described by him and one, Hieracium Lawsonii, named after him. Graded for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NY5850021500

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
74073
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Concise Dictionary of National Biography, (1939), 297

Legal

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

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Date: 14 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/11428/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Furness. Source Historic England Archive
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