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Memorial to Thomas Lawson and Shelter Against East Wall of Friends Burial Ground (At Ngr Ny 585 215)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newby, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5869 / 54°35'12"N

Longitude: -2.6433 / 2°38'36"W

OS Eastings: 358520

OS Northings: 521492

OS Grid: NY585214

Mapcode National: GBR 9HZD.JH

Mapcode Global: WH92Q.CYHZ

Entry Name: Memorial to Thomas Lawson and Shelter Against East Wall of Friends Burial Ground (At Ngr Ny 585 215)

Location: Newby, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Parish: Newby

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74073

Source ID: 1158034

Listing Text

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

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