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Two Headstones to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty. 12 M North of Church of Saint Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Worth Matravers, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5969 / 50°35'48"N

Longitude: -2.0399 / 2°2'23"W

OS Eastings: 397273

OS Northings: 77460

OS Grid: SY972774

Mapcode National: GBR 342.F3W

Mapcode Global: FRA 67MH.743

Entry Name: Two Headstones to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty. 12 M North of Church of Saint Nicholas

Listing Date: 13 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109142

Location: Worth Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Worth Matravers

Built-Up Area: Worth Matravers

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Worth Matravers St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY 9777 WORTH MATRAVERS WORTH MATRAVERS VILLAGE

9/125 Two headstones in churchyard,
to Benjamin and Elizabeth Jesty.
12 m north of Church of Saint
Nicholas

- II

Two headstones. One to Benjamin Jesty, died 1816, the other to his wife
Elizabeth, died 1824 - the latter with carvings of cherubs . Headstone to
Benjamin Jesty inscribed "The first person known that introduced the Cow
Pox by innoculation" (ie pre-dating the work of Edward Jenner).
Included primarily for historic interest.


Listing NGR: SY9727477454

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