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Description: Mary Field Monument in the Old Churchyard 35 Metres South from Church Porch
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160046
OS Grid Reference: TL4129015762
OS Grid Coordinates: 541290, 215762
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8226, 0.0487
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TL 4115 WIDFORD WARE ROAD
5/4 Mary Field Monument
in the old churchyard
- 35 metres S from
Monument. Circa 1792. Limestone. A tall memorial slab with
curved moulded top carved with palmette urns in low relief each
side. Well cut inscription 'To the Memory of Mrs Mary Field
(sic) who departed this Life July 31st 1792. Aged 79 Years'.
Below are the lines:
On the green hill top
Hard by the Houfe of Prayer a modeft roof
And not diftinguished from its neighbour town
Save by a flender-tapering length of fpire
The Grandame fleeps CHARLES LAMB.
Mary Field, grandmother of Charles Lamb and subject of the poem
'The Grandame', was housekeeper at Blakesware, which adjoins
Widford on the NW. Part of the churchyard group.
Listing NGR: TL4129015762
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Source: English Heritage
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