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Joseph Thompson Headstone

A Grade II Listed Building in Workington, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72270

Location: Workington, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

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

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Listing Text

NY 02 NW WORKINGTON HEADSTONE LANE (North
side) High Harrington

6/47 Joseph Thompson
Headstone

II

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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