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Headstone to Thomas Williamson, 5 Metres South of Church of St. Mary, Gainford

Description: Headstone to Thomas Williamson, 5 Metres South of Church of St. Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 111071

OS Grid Reference: NZ1698116673
OS Grid Coordinates: 416981, 516673
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5450, -1.7390

Location: Low Road, Gainford, Durham DL2 3DS

Locality: Gainford
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 3DS

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Listing Text

(South side, off)

9/118 Headstone to Thomas
Williamson,5 metres
south of Church of St.Mary

Headstone. 1777 to Thomas Williamson. Sandstone slab with shaped segmental
head containing relief of angel head and wings. Inscribed: In Remberance of
THOMAS WILLIAMSON late of Summerhouse, who departed this life, Sept. the 9th
1777. Aged 65.
My Sledge and Hammer lie declin'd
My Bellows have quite lost their wind,
My Fires extinct my forge decay'd
My Vice is in the dust all laid
My Coal is spent my Irons gone
My nails are drove my Work is done
My fire dryd Corps lie(sic)here at rest
My Soul Smoke like Soars to be blest

Listing NGR: NZ1698116673

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Source: English Heritage

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