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Message Grave Slab 17 Metres South of Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Barningham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.4891 / 54°29'20"N

Longitude: -1.8698 / 1°52'11"W

OS Eastings: 408534

OS Northings: 510422

OS Grid: NZ085104

Mapcode National: GBR HJDJ.0K

Mapcode Global: WHC5Y.7FWG

Plus Code: 9C6WF4QJ+J3

Entry Name: Message Grave Slab 17 Metres South of Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111629

ID on this website: 101160134

Location: St Michael and All Angels Church, Barningham, County Durham, DL11

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barningham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barningham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(North side)

15/40 Message grave slab
17 metres south
of Church of
St. Michael


Floor stone, 1503. Blue limestone. Rectangular slab with incised chalice
below worn inscription, carved in relief within a sunk panel:

Hic Requiescat Thomas Message quondam rector huius ecclesiae
qui obiit ... Anno MDIII Cuius animae propietur deus

Thomas Message is recorded as being rector of Barningham in 1488. The slab
may be an in-situ remnant of the flooring of the medieval church demolished
in 1816.

Information from Mr. Merryne Watson of Newsham.

Listing NGR: NZ0853410422

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