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Group of Three Chest Tombs 4 Metres North of South Wall of Quaker Burial Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Scotton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0311 / 54°1'52"N

Longitude: -1.503 / 1°30'10"W

OS Eastings: 432652

OS Northings: 459574

OS Grid: SE326595

Mapcode National: GBR KPYT.DP

Mapcode Global: WHC87.WYG1

Plus Code: 9C6W2FJW+FR

Entry Name: Group of Three Chest Tombs 4 Metres North of South Wall of Quaker Burial Ground

Listing Date: 29 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331814

Location: Scotton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Scotton

Built-Up Area: Scotton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Scotton

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Description


SE 35 NW SCOTTON MAIN STREET
(east side, off)

5/57 Group of 3 chest tombs
4 metres north of south
wall of Quaver burial
ground

GV II


3 chest tombs. Early - mid C18. For the Watkinson family. Gritstone.
Each is composed of a single moulded slab resting on a plinth of 4 or more
blocks. The central slab has the remains of a deeply cut inscription: "HERE
LIETH THE BO / DY OF GEORGE WAT / KINSON OF SCOT / TON SON OF WILL..." the
remainder illegible. The group over grown and tilted by a large tree
growing between them at time of resurvey. George Watkinson took over
Scotton Hall (qv) in 1653 and in 1658 he bought the Chantry House and lands.
William Watkinson (? George's son) conveyed lands for the burial ground to
the Quakers' Trustees in 1670. In 1928 the grave stones of William and Ann
were recorded in the graveyard, the latter being the southernmost of this
group, Ann being commemorated with 1 or 2 children. The group has
considerable historical significance in the history of Scotton. Included
for group value. A T Waterer, 'Records of the Parish of Farnham etc',
c1928, Typescript, Harrogate Public Library.


Listing NGR: SE3265259574

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