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Group of 9 Grave Tablets Approximately 15 Metres East of East End of Church of St Peter

A Grade II Listed Building in Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342404

Location: Warmfield cum Heath, Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

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

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Description

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

GV II

9 grave slabs. c1814 to 1818. Ashlar memorials to a group of Benedictine Nuns.
That to left inscribed
"Emilia Monteiro,
Born at Lisbon
Died July 3d
1816
Aged 15"

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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