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Mary Field Monument in the Old Churchyard 35 Metres South from Church Porch

A Grade II Listed Building in Widford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8226 / 51°49'21"N

Longitude: 0.0487 / 0°2'55"E

OS Eastings: 541290

OS Northings: 215762

OS Grid: TL412157

Mapcode National: GBR LCV.M3W

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.SGL4

Plus Code: 9F32R2FX+3F

Entry Name: Mary Field Monument in the Old Churchyard 35 Metres South from Church Porch

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160046

Location: Widford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Widford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Widford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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5/4 Mary Field Monument
in the old churchyard
- 35 metres S from
church porch


Monument. Circa 1792. Limestone. A tall memorial slab with
curved moulded top carved with palmette urns in low relief each
side. Well cut inscription 'To the Memory of Mrs Mary Field
(sic) who departed this Life July 31st 1792. Aged 79 Years'.
Below are the lines:

On the green hill top
Hard by the Houfe of Prayer a modeft roof
And not diftinguished from its neighbour town
Save by a flender-tapering length of fpire
The Grandame fleeps CHARLES LAMB.

Mary Field, grandmother of Charles Lamb and subject of the poem
'The Grandame', was housekeeper at Blakesware, which adjoins
Widford on the NW. Part of the churchyard group.

Listing NGR: TL4129015762

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