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Description: Armstrong Headstone 7.0 Metres South-East of Church of the Holy Cross
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 240757
OS Grid Reference: NY7078264027
OS Grid Coordinates: 370782, 564027
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9700, -2.4579
HALTWHISTLE MARKET PLACE
(South side, off)
20/23 Armstrong headstone
7.0 metres south-
east of Church of
the Holy Cross
Headstone to George Armstrong died 1783. Sandstone. Scrolled top and raised
cyma-moulded border with bead moulding. Relief carvings: angel head and
feathered wings, partly enclosed by festoon and flanked by Book of Life and
hour-glass. Slightly-convex oval panel, with raised enriched border, inscribed
to George Armstrong and his wife. Reverse inscribed:
Step softly ye Friends on hallowed ground ye tread,
Lest ye disturb the Mansion of the Dead.
A tender Parent rests in peaceful dust
His manners gentle and his actions Just,
Esteemed by all he liv'd, by all approved
And dy'd lamented, as he liv'd beloved.
Listing NGR: NY7078264027
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Source: English Heritage
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