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Clark Tomb Circa 15 Metres South of West End of Church of St Michael, Witton Gilbert

Description: Clark Tomb Circa 15 Metres South of West End of Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 110043

OS Grid Reference: NZ2348845287
OS Grid Coordinates: 423488, 545287
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8019, -1.6361

Location: Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6SU

Locality: Witton Gilbert
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH7 6SU

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Listing Text

NZ 24 NW
(South end)
1/52 (inset)
Clark tomb circa
15 metres south
of west end of
church of St.

Headstone. Circa 1777 to Stephen Clark. Sandstone slab metre high with
shaped top. Long inscription to Clark, schoolmaster and clerk of the parish
for 52 years, died May 30th, 1777, aged 71. 'Reader be admonished by this
Stone / to imitate the example of the deceased / who as a Man felt for every
distress / & to the utmost of his power relieved it / as a Neighbour cheerfully
performed / every friendly office to all who solicited / him - as a Christian
he lived in Faith / & died in hope / Some friends in testimony of their /
esteem of so useful a character / have erected this Monument.'
Included for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2348845287

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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