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Rookby Memorial Approximately 20 Metres South of Church of St Edmund King and Martyr, Marske

Description: Rookby Memorial Approximately 20 Metres South of Church of St Edmund King and Martyr

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 322775

OS Grid Reference: NZ1045700476
OS Grid Coordinates: 410457, 500476
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3997, -1.8404

Location: Cat Bank, Marske, North Yorkshire DL11 7NA

Locality: Marske
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7NA

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Listing Text


9/74 Rookby Memorial
approximately 20 metres
south of Church of St
Edmund King and Martyr


Tombstone. c1771. Ashlar sandstone. Stone with rounded centre top and
incised edge. Inscription commemorates two brothers, William and Joseph
Rookby, who were drowned in Clapgate Beck on 16 November 1771 aged 37 and 33
respectively. The item is included for historical interest as the River
Swale and its tributaries rise very swiftly after isolated storms, and down
the centuries have tragically claimed many lives.

Listing NGR: NZ1045700476

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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