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Latitude: 54.8019 / 54°48'6"N
Longitude: -1.6361 / 1°38'10"W
OS Eastings: 423488
OS Northings: 545287
OS Grid: NZ234452
Mapcode National: GBR KD0X.LF
Mapcode Global: WHC4H.VK2M
Entry Name: Clark Tomb Circa 15 Metres South of West End of Church of St Michael
Listing Date: 14 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160002
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110043
Location: Witton Gilbert, County Durham, DH7
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Witton Gilbert
Built-Up Area: Witton Gilbert
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Witton Gilbert
Church of England Diocese: Durham
WITTON GILBERT CHURCH LANE
NZ 24 NW
Clark tomb circa
15 metres south
of west end of
church of St.
Headstone. Circa 1777 to Stephen Clark. Sandstone slab c.one metre high with
shaped top. Long inscription to Clark, schoolmaster and clerk of the parish
for 52 years, died May 30th, 1777, aged 71. 'Reader be admonished by this
Stone / to imitate the example of the deceased / who as a Man felt for every
distress / & to the utmost of his power relieved it / as a Neighbour cheerfully
performed / every friendly office to all who solicited / him - as a Christian
he lived in Faith / & died in hope / Some friends in testimony of their /
esteem of so useful a character / have erected this Monument.'
Included for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2348845287
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