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Thomas Andrew Knight Monument About 15 Yards North East of North East Corner of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Brinsop and Wormsley, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1256 / 52°7'32"N

Longitude: -2.8374 / 2°50'14"W

OS Eastings: 342769

OS Northings: 247803

OS Grid: SO427478

Mapcode National: GBR FF.86SC

Mapcode Global: VH77R.RTVX

Entry Name: Thomas Andrew Knight Monument About 15 Yards North East of North East Corner of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 9 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 149761

Location: Brinsop and Wormsley, County of Herefordshire, HR4

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Brinsop and Wormsley

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Brinsop with Wormsley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

WORMSLEY CP

SO 44 NW
4/80

Thomas Andrew Knight
monument about 15 yards
north-east of north-east
corner of the Church of
St Mary

GV
II

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
[BENEFECTOR
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: SO4276947803

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