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Grave Slab in the Angle with the Tower and South West Aisle of Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorner, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8596 / 53°51'34"N

Longitude: -1.4241 / 1°25'26"W

OS Eastings: 437974

OS Northings: 440531

OS Grid: SE379405

Mapcode National: GBR LRHT.H5

Mapcode Global: WHDBD.373Z

Plus Code: 9C5WVH5G+R9

Entry Name: Grave Slab in the Angle with the Tower and South West Aisle of Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 22 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265282

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425474

Location: Thorner, Leeds, LS14

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Thorner

Built-Up Area: Thorner

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thorner St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE3740 (east side)
16/176 Grave slab
in the angle with
the tower and
south-west aisle of
Church of St. Peter


Graveslab. c1503 memorial to William and Elizabeth Netilton. Ashlar. Broken
into 2 pieces with missing south-west corner. Has an incised slipped cross and
a mutilated marginal inscription:
"Orate pro Willi Netilton valecit' dni Regis Eduardi"
(much damaged corner, inscription quoted by Kirk (p1 5) as "quarti qui obii5 ...
"Elizabeth uxon's quae obiit...di aplis a dni MDIII". Carved in fine raised
Gothic script. Apparently the work "valecit" was carved in error for "valecti"
(from valettus", i.e. yeoman).
The grave is probably that of the William Nettleton who became park-keeper of
Roundhay in 1488, he was succeeded by Sir John Nevell by 21 Feb. 18 Hen VIII
(1502-3). He had the lease of the manor of Thorner during the reign of Henry VII
It is the oldest monument remaining either in the church or churchyard.
G. E. Kirk, Parish Church of St. Peter, Thorner, (1935).

Listing NGR: SE3797440531

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