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Latitude: 54.5869 / 54°35'12"N
Longitude: -2.6433 / 2°38'36"W
OS Eastings: 358520
OS Northings: 521492
OS Grid: NY585214
Mapcode National: GBR 9HZD.JH
Mapcode Global: WH92Q.CYHZ
Entry Name: Memorial to Thomas Lawson and Shelter Against East Wall of Friends Burial Ground (At Ngr Ny 585 215)
Listing Date: 24 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1158034
English Heritage Legacy ID: 74073
Location: Newby, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Newby
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Morland St Lawrence
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 52 SE
1/54 Memorial to Thomas
Lawson and shelter
against east wall of
Friends Burial Ground
(at NGR NY 585 215)
Top of chest tomb re-set against enclosure wall in lean-to shelter; originally
erected by one of Lawson's students. Inscribed stone slab; shelter formed by
coursed rubble cheeks to either side supporting stone flag over top. Slab c.4
ft high and c.2 1/2 ft wide with inscription in debased Roman capitals: SUB HOC
TUMULO JA-/GET CORPUS THOMAE/LAWSON DE MAGNA STORE-/LANDIA LUDIMAGISTER/ET
BOTANICUS NON IMPE-/RITUS QUI OBIIT 12 DIE N0-/VEMBER.: ANNO DOMINI/1691. ANNO
AETATIS/SUAE 61. Rest of inscription, recording Frances his wife and Jonah his
son, is weathered. Thomas Lawson (1630-1691) appears in the Dictionary of
National Biography (XXXII, 297); he was said to be the most noted herbalist in
England of his time with several English plants first being described by him and
one, Hieracium Lawsonii, named after him. Graded for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NY5850021500
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