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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1307660
English Heritage Legacy ID: 160046
Location: Widford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12
Civil Parish: Widford
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Widford
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 4115 WIDFORD WARE ROAD
5/4 Mary Field Monument
in the old churchyard
- 35 metres S from
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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