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Group of 9 Raised Slabs Approximately 6 Metres South South East of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Morley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7477 / 53°44'51"N

Longitude: -1.6011 / 1°36'4"W

OS Eastings: 426400

OS Northings: 428000

OS Grid: SE264280

Mapcode National: GBR KT83.48

Mapcode Global: WHC9R.C2S8

Entry Name: Group of 9 Raised Slabs Approximately 6 Metres South South East of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341841

Location: Morley, Leeds, LS27

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Morley

Built-Up Area: Morley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Morley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

MORLEY (east side, off)
Group of 9
raised slabs
approx 6m south
of south-east
corner of Church
of St. Mary


Group of 9 raised slabs in 3 rows. 1st row dated 1704, 2nd row dated 1684,
1679, 1674, 1675, 1677, 1680; 3rd row dated 1725 and 1743. Ashlar. Raised
stone slabs on panelled bases.

1st row: tomb to "Mercy wife of John Margerison of Drighlington" who died
12th April 1704 aged 63. Decoratively-carved border with hour-glass to base
and cross-bones to impost of arch with face at top and winged-head-angel spandrels.
2nd row: tombs to"John Scubb of Houlbeck" who died 10th May 1684;"Elizabeth Scubb
wife of John Scubb of Hague Hall" who died February 1679; tomb dated 1674;
"Samuel Baily Minister of the Gospel at Morley and Topcliffe" who died 6th
December 1675, "John Halliday" who died 23rd October 1677; "Robert Pickeringe
Preacher of the Gospell att Morley" who died 11th October 1680. All the stones
on this row have carved heart motif with initials and date. The 1674 and 1675
stones have decoratively-carved borders. 3rd row: tombs to "Mary wife of
Johnathan Fothergill of Morley" who died 1725; "Elizabeth wife of Robert Park"
who died 13th October 1743. Both have similar channelled surrounds with arched
heads, imposts and skull keystones the spandrels with trumpeting angels carved
in high relief.

This group is the most important in the graveyard.

Listing NGR: SE2640028000

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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