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Description: Thomas Andrew Knight Monument About 15 Yards North East of North East Corner of the Church of St Mar
Date Listed: 9 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 149761
OS Grid Reference: SO4276647805
OS Grid Coordinates: 342766, 247805
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1256, -2.8374
WORMSLEY CP -
SO 44 NW
4/80 Thomas Andrew Knight
monument about 15 yards
north-east of north-east
corner of the Church of
Chest tomb. Dated 1838. Fossilised limestone in austere Neo-Classical style.
Plain base and low hipped chamfered capping. Recessed margins to side and
end panels which are of finer limestone. Incised lettering in Latin on east
side and on west side:
UNDER THIS STONE REST THE REMAINS OF
THOMAS ANDREW KNIGHT
OF DOWNTON CASTLE AND WORMSLEY GRANGE IN THIS COUNTY
AND LATE PRESIDENT OF HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
HE POSSESSED A MIND CAPABLE OF INVESTIGATING
THE MOST SECRET WORKS OF NATURE
A HEART OVERFLOWING WITH TRUE CHARITY TO ALL MANKIND
AND A HAND WHICH NEVER REFUSED ASSISTANCE TO THE DESERVING
OR WITHHELD RELIEF OR CONSOLATION FROM THE POOR
HIS FAMILY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS WILL EVER MOURN THEIR IRREPARABLE LOSS
HIS WIDOW HAS CAUSED THIS MONUMENT TO BE RAISED TO THE MEMORY
OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND WHO DIED IN HIS LXXXth YEAR MAY XIth MDCCCXXXVIII
ALSO OF FRANCES THE WIDOW OF THOMAS ANDREW KNIGHT
SHE SURVIVED HER HUSBAND AND TWO OF HER CHILDREN WHO WERE
STRUCK DOWN IN THE PRIME OF LIFE AND USEFULNESS TO MOURN THEIR LOSS
BUT NOT AS ONE WITHOUT HOPE FOR SHE KNEW THAT WHOM GOD LOVETH HE CHASTENED
TO THOSE ABOUT HER SHE WAS KIND AND INDULGENT AND TO THE POOR A LIBERAL
ON 26TH JULY 1847 IN THE 84th YEAR OF HER AGE HER GENTLE SPIRIT QUITTED
ITS EARTHLY TENEMENT IN HUMBLE HOPE OF A JOYFUL RESURRECTION
(BoE, p 326).
Listing NGR: SO4276647805
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Source: English Heritage
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