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Tombstone to a Bullfinch C10 Yards to North of Lawton Hall School

A Grade II Listed Building in Church Lawton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0979 / 53°5'52"N

Longitude: -2.2653 / 2°15'55"W

OS Eastings: 382332

OS Northings: 355666

OS Grid: SJ823556

Mapcode National: GBR 01Q.XR8

Mapcode Global: WHBCD.5DKF

Entry Name: Tombstone to a Bullfinch C10 Yards to North of Lawton Hall School

Listing Date: 26 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138764

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56497

Location: Church Lawton, Cheshire East, ST7

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Church Lawton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Lawton (or Church Lawton) All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NW
7/26 Tombstone to a bullfinch
c.10 yards to north of
Lawton Hall School

Tombstone. 1853. Grey slate. Rectangular slate with moulded top
edge. The slate reads:

On the Death of a Bullfinch
That sang God Save the Queen
when bidden to do so

Dear bullie thy voice which so often did charm
Is silenced forever by Death's mighty arm
God gave thee thy beauty; man gave thee thy song
Such perfection combined to few Bullies belong
Thy notes were so loyal, so sweet and as gay
As any free bird that sang on its spray
And all who ere heard thee thy loss will regret
Thy ready obedience I ne'er can forget
Then farewell my bird. I give thee this grave
In return for the pleasure thou often me gave
The sun will shine o'er thee, thou art free from the storm
These flowers will be freshened by the tears of the morn

M P Lawton
March 31 1853

Listing NGR: SJ8233255666

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

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