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Latitude: 54.6185 / 54°37'6"N
Longitude: -3.5351 / 3°32'6"W
OS Eastings: 300972
OS Northings: 525902
OS Grid: NY009259
Mapcode National: GBR 3HR1.G5
Mapcode Global: WH5YW.N5TP
Entry Name: Joseph Thompson Headstone
Listing Date: 13 December 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1138040
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72270
Location: Workington, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14
Civil Parish: Workington
Built-Up Area: Workington
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Harrington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 02 NW WORKINGTON HEADSTONE LANE (North
side) High Harrington
6/47 Joseph Thompson
Roadside headstone. Calciferous sandstone slab with rounded top inscribed
JOSEPH THOMPSON MAY HERE BE FOUND, WHO WOULD NOT LY IN CONSECRATED GROUND, DIED
MAY YE 31 1745, AGED 63 WHEN HE WAS ALIVE. After an argument with the Vicar of
Harrington Church, Thompson vowed never to set foot in the church again and on
his death-bed requested to be buried at midnight in the middle of Scaw Moor.
When the land was enclosed and the headstone proved an obstacle, it was moved to
its present roadside position. See William Whellan, History of Cumberland &
Westmorland, 1860, 483.
Listing NGR: NY0097225902
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