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Latitude: 53.684 / 53°41'2"N
Longitude: -1.454 / 1°27'14"W
OS Eastings: 436155
OS Northings: 420980
OS Grid: SE361209
Mapcode National: GBR LT9V.03
Mapcode Global: WHDC4.MNTM
Plus Code: 9C5WMGMW+J9
Entry Name: Group of 9 Grave Tablets Approximately 15 Metres East of East End of Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 27 August 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1300627
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342404
Location: Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield, WF1
Civil Parish: Warmfield cum Heath
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Warmfield St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
Tagged with: Tombstone
SE32SE WARMFIELD-CUM-HEATH KIRKTHORPE LANE
(west side, off)
Group of 9 grave
1/99 tablets approx. 15m
east of east end of
Church of St. Peter
9 grave slabs. c1814 to 1818. Ashlar memorials to a group of Benedictine Nuns.
That to left inscribed
Born at Lisbon
Died July 3d
Others bear initials only and "O.S.B." the initials of the order, under which
are dates of decease and the letters "R.I.P." All are rectangular with curved
corners and have a Maltese cross in relief.
These are the graves of a contingent of Benedictine Nuns who left France on the
17th October, 1792. They resided at Heath Old Hall from 1811 to 1821 where
there were approx. 42 Nuns besides novices, pupils, servants and outdoor employees
(approx. 80 in all). The names of all the Nuns are recorded in the parish register.
B. Everett, A History of Kirkthorpe (1981), p6.
Listing NGR: SE3615520980
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