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Raised Grave Slab to Wraith Family, 15 Yards to South West of Towerof Old Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Mirfield, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6794 / 53°40'45"N

Longitude: -1.6802 / 1°40'48"W

OS Eastings: 421220

OS Northings: 420368

OS Grid: SE212203

Mapcode National: GBR JTQW.1S

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.5S56

Plus Code: 9C5WM8H9+PW

Entry Name: Raised Grave Slab to Wraith Family, 15 Yards to South West of Towerof Old Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 3 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340804

ID on this website: 101134679

Location: St Mary's Church, Towngate, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, WF14

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Mirfield

Built-Up Area: Mirfield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Mirfield Team Parish

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 22 SW (Mirfield)

Raised grave slab to
Wraith family, 15 yards
to S.W. of Tower of Old
Church of St. Mary


Grave slab on low stone plinth. Circa 1847. Stone slab in memory
of John Wraith d.1817, Mary Wraith d.1829, James Wraith aged 77, and
Anne Wraith, 2nd wife of above aged 65 all of Water Royd House. An
inscription follows: "The above aged couple with their servant girl
were murdered in their own house on 12th May 1847 about 10 o'clock at
noon by 2 Irishmen named Patrick Reid and Michael McCabe who travelled
the neighbourhood selling small wares. Reid was executed at York and
McCabe was transported for life for the above crime." Two further
members of the Wraith family are named.

Listing NGR: SE2122020368

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