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Latitude: 54.5645 / 54°33'52"N
Longitude: -1.6629 / 1°39'46"W
OS Eastings: 421896
OS Northings: 518858
OS Grid: NZ218188
Mapcode National: GBR JHTN.SJ
Mapcode Global: WHC5N.FJDN
Entry Name: Thompson Headstone 25 Metres South of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 16 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186238
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110764
Location: Denton, Darlington, DL2
Civil Parish: Denton
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Ingleton
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 21 NW DENTON CHURCH LANE
(South side, off)
5/98 Thompson headstone
25 metres south of
Church of St. Mary
Large headstone. 1795 to John Thompson and his family. Sandstone. Shaped
top has sunk panel with relief carvings of an urn flanked by winged angel
heads. Good quality lettering. Inscription on front:
This stone is inscribed to the Sacred
Memory of JOHN THOMPSON, late of
Houghton-le-Side, by his wife Margaret
as a finall Token of Her Gratitude
and Commemoration of Him.
He left this life for a better
on the 30th of July 1795. Aged 86 Years.
Likewise to the Sacred Memory of
MARGARET THOMPSON his Wife.
Who left this life for a better on the
27th of February 1801 Aged 63 Years.
She foresaw approaching Dissolution
And met it with the calm Resignation
Of a CHRISTIAN firmly trusting
In the Mercies of her REDEEMER
For a blessed IMMORTALITY.
Likewise to Preserve ye Memory of
JOHN THOMPSON their son who on
an excursion to America for his
Health left this life for a better on
the 17th of May 1801 aged 31 years.
Reverse has inscribed-line representation of 2 winged angel heads.
Further inscription below:
STOP PASSENGER SEE HERE I LIE
IF THOU ART OLD PREPARE TO DIE
IF THOU ART YOUNG PREPARED BE
THIS MOMENT DEATH MAY SEIZE ON THEE
To the Memory of MARY THOMPSON
Daughter of John Thompson,
Whose name is inscribed on the other
Side of this Stone, who departed
This life on the lath of June 1798
Aged 20 years.
See heedless youth tho' active, young and gay
I in my blooming years was snatched away
A tender friend who I have left to moan
Gives to my memory this grateful stone.
Listing NGR: NZ2189618858
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