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Church of St Catherine, Tomb of the English Poor Clares Approximately 12 Metres North West of North , Gosfield

Description: Church of St Catherine, Tomb of the English Poor Clares Approximately 12 Metres North West of North

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114665

OS Grid Reference: TL7774629386
OS Grid Coordinates: 577746, 229386
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9346, 0.5841

Location: Parkhall Road, Gosfield, Essex CO9 1UD

Locality: Gosfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 1UD

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Listing Text

7/153 Church of St. Catherine
Tomb of The English Poor
Clares approx. 12 metres
north west of north west
tower angle.


Tombstone. Early C19. A tall square monument approximately 5 ft. high. The
panelled stem has moulded base and top slabs and is surrounded by a pyramid
capped rectangular stone. Oval inscribed plaques to west and north faces of the
top stone read: Here lie the bodies of the Ladies of the Religious Community
established at Gravelines in Flanders under the name of the English Poor Clares
in the year 1600 driven from thence by the persecution of the French Revolution
in the year 1795 and settled in this village July 27 of the same year. Frances
Todd 1797, Ann Worsick 1797, Emelia Keith 1799, Mary Bulstrode 1799, Mary
Faulkner 1800. Inscriptions to east and south plaques not legible at time of

Listing NGR: TL7774629386

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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